Agouti Cacao Farm

Category
Destination
Type of Destination
Farm
District/Region
Toledo
Description
Highlights
  • Cacao Farm
  • Chocolate
About Location
Agouti Farm is a family owned and operated cacao farm, focusing on organic production of cacao. Our cacao is shipped all over the world, through Maya Mountain – where it is turned into delicious chocolate.

Here on the farm, you can have a farm experience like no other! Jungle hikes, medicinal plant tours, cacao harvesting and chocolate making – these are all just some of the activities you will do here at Agouti Farm! Our entire family helps run this farm, using traditional Mayan techniques and knowledge in our operations.
 
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55
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110
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Departs From:
Hopkins
The Chocolate Making Sessions at a living Mayan Museum offers you the BEST of Real Mayan Culture and its authenticity. Experience the traditional Mayan way of making chocolate from ... morebean to bar. Cacao Beans are grown by local farmers in Maya Center Village and is certified Organic.

Take a short walk to the cacao farm to learn about how cacao trees are cultivated. The trained farmer will give you a detailed explanation and process of how the beans are extracted from the pods and then fermented and finally dried and ready to be processed into chocolate. You will roast your own cacao beans on the clay griddle, just like how the Mayans did.

Making chocolate on the Mayan grinding stone is a lot of fun! The cacao beans being ground on the grinding stone gets magical as you witness your chocolate beginning to unfold. What is more exciting is that you get to eat your own chocolate! The tour is very educational and hands on. You have got to do it.
$
55
/ Person
Departs From:
San Ignacio Town
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CACAO FARM & CHOCOLATE MAKING TOUR Chocolate is not only said to be an aphrodisiac but also has many healthy properties in its purest organic form - the cacao bean. This bean was ... morevalued so much by the ancient Mayan people of the region that it was actually used as currency. Modern-day studies have shown the cacao bean to be nature’s most powerful antioxidant. Cacao is a shade-grown tree which traditionally grows in the tropical rainforest. Here we visit a traditional Mayan cacao farm and see chocolate making in its original form, using the raw cacao bean, with the Mayan family who owns and operates several cacao farms in the country.

Eladio Pop, the farm owner, has an amazing knowledge of the symbiotic relationship of creatures and plants and is regarded as a local legend for companion planting and organic farming. The Eladio Pop family has teamed up with Sparrows Gate Mission bringing traditional chocolate-making demonstrations to the Cayo District. This partnership seeks to protect and promote the Mayan way of life as shown in the full-length documentary, The Chocolate Farmer, featuring Mr. Eladio Pop. After your farm tour and chocolate- making a demonstration, indulge in real organic chocolate creations including the traditional Mayan chocolate drink, enjoyed by only the elite Mayans of the ancient times.
$
55
/ Person
Departs From:
Hopkins
Provider:
Belize Chocolate Tour & Maya Museum You’ve probably enjoyed tasty chocolate treats your whole life without ever knowing where it came from. This tour is perfect for chocolate lovers ... moreas you’ll get to learn about the traditional Maya method of making chocolate, starting with the cocoa bean and continuing all the way to the finished chocolate bar.

This tour starts with learning how cocoa beans are extracted from the pods, fermented, dried, and then prepared for making chocolate. Participants will then be able to eat and enjoy their creations.

Note: All chocolate is grown by local farmers and is certified organic.

This tour also includes a stop at the Maya Museum to learn more about the people who have been living in Belize continuously for over 3,000 years as well as their culture, music, and language.
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