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“Chocolate”

Caribeans Coffee & Chocolate
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Caribeans is the origninal bean-to-bar chocolate factory in Puerto Viejo. Chocolate is made right in the cacao forest. Tours of our factory include: all-you-can-eat gourmet chocolate, the chocolate forest hike, and the "see how we do it" factory tour. Regular tours are Monday 10 am, Tuesday10 & 2, Thursday 10 & 2, Friday2 pm, and Saturday 2 pm. No reservations required. We also have a full service coffee and chocolate shop. Our coffee is fresh roasted farm to cup and delicious. Our chocolate is all hand made and organic. Fresh smoothies, sandwiches, ice cream and much more.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Food available for purchase
Reviewed March 9, 2012

Great and informative! The tour down the river to the ocean was wonderful! The guides were knowledgable and the chocolate was devine!

Thank Marylou A
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Reviewed March 9, 2012

They have the best ice cream. Lots of flavors...the coffee is excellent too. Make sure you get a homemade waffle cone, they're outta this world good!

Thank CarrieAnneSutton
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Reviewed March 9, 2012

This place has the best coffee and ice cream. I went there several times while in Costa Rica. They have internet there too, which is convenient. Make sure you get your ice cream with one of their homemade waffle cones- they're out of this world good!

Thank CarrieAnneSutton
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Reviewed March 1, 2012

Paul, the owner, was very informative and knowledgeable. He did a fantastic job of explaining how chocolate was made. I view chocolate in a totally new light now. The coffee was to die for, as well. We now have a full year's supply of coffee :P. We also had the opportunity to meet his wife. Both lovely, hospitable, and passionate people.

1  Thank Tammy L
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Reviewed February 29, 2012

This was a very interesting and educational tour that takes you through the entire process of how cacao is grown, harvested and eventually processed into chocolate. Literally you learn Everything you ever wanted to know about chocolate and it's history. And of course the best part is you get to eat! First they let us try the actual cacao fruit (yes it's a fruit!) which was tart and really unusual but I loved it. We also sampled hot (and spicy!) chocolate, and the very fine single source European style bar chocolate that Caribeans is known for. Then it was time for an all-you-can-eat chocolate 'bar' where you get to make your own flavor combinations trying out the chocolate with sugar, herbs, salt, spices, and whatever they (or you) can think of! Bring cash so you can take home some bars for your friends (and yourself) and also grab a bag of their home-roasted coffee as well. They support local fair-trade and sustainable farming, something I really care about as well, so it was easy to get all our souvenirs here.

1  Thank Laura B
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