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We produce our own "bean to bar" chocolate in our Umpa-Lumpa-sized Monteverde chocolate factory. We are now offering a chocolate tour that demonstrates the entire process- how we select beans, and then roast and grind them to produce our "artesanal...more
Paseo de Stella Tourism Center | 50 meters North of CASEM, Apartado 87-5655, Costa Rica
We went the day we arrived (at 2pm) after coming trough van-boat-van. It was a great way to spend our afternoon.
We come from Belgium, so we really wanted to do a chocolate tour. We were lucky to have a private tour. Everything is explained...More
Bob is so knowledgeable and passionate about the chocolate making process and took us through each step. We got to sample chocolate at different stages and try some chocolate drinks. Due to our science background, he even spent a little extra time with us explaining...More
We really enjoyed the tour. Bob was really knowledgable and we learnt loads about the chocolate process and really enjoyed tasting the chocolate and hot chocolate. We then stayed on at the restaurant for the evening and enjoyed a delicious meal.
WOW!!! We've taken many food tours all over the world, but this one has been the best. This guy is so passionate about chocolate and shares his knowledge with his guests. He shows and explains the whole process of chocolate production and makes you taste...More
We visited as we had no tours this afternoon and were at a loose end. A really great approx 1.5 hours where bob shows his real passion for chocolate and quality
We were not really sure what to expect alwhen you go into the room,...More
Bob is awesome. He's a true New Englander at heart with a passion for the environment and chocolate. He offers different samples of chocolate (that have been processed in different ways). It's a must go. 15 dollars is a bargain for this tour!
When I was 5 my parents took us on a family trip, a two hour road trip to Hershey, PA. I still remember the large pools of chocolate from the factory tour and the free sample. I asked my parents, "So we went ALL this...More
Great tour and lesson and the production of chocolate. Spent hours learning and taste testing the various steps in chocolate development, and the whole thing only cost $15! Of course we spent more than that on truffles afterward...
I agree with other reviewers... This will ruin you for simple "chocolate" forever.
Bob will spend as much time as desired explaining the chocolate process, and allowing you to taste each step. We were there for almost two hours and lived every minute.
If you are anywhere near Monteverde, go on this tour!!! So interesting to learn about how chocolate is made from beginning to end, to see it in action, and especially to taste it after each stage. Bob is a true chocolatier and makes great products!