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My trip to Ecuador with Republica del Cacao

My trip to Ecuador with Republica del Cacao

Learning about bean to bar chocolate in Ecuador The trip courtesy of Republica del Cacao started in Guayaquil, a coastal town. The first part of the trip consisted of visiting the cacao plantations. Our guide Jaime told us how his family and others have been growing cacao here for generations. He showed trees that were 70 years old and still growing amazing fruit. They grow mostly Cacao Nacional, a very precious type of cacao. Walking through the plantation, seeing how the cacao trees flourish underneath a canopy of other plants and the way the farmers work the land here in...

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