Departing Viterbo you’ll start by traveling down a gravel road to a wonderful Finca that produces not only prize-winning coffee but wonderful, sweet cacao and an unimaginable variety of organic tropical fruits. You’ll be greeted with a smile and a refreshing freshly made juice before starting your tour of this astounding farm.
Walking into the valley you’ll feel like you are on another planet surrounded by cacao, coffee, exotic fruits, wonderful nature, birds, and wild bamboo. Your guide will be explaining to you the complete process of the production of both the Cacao and Coffee, as you’re walking through this lush paradise. You’ll cross a small hand-made bridge to continue your journey through the plantations and into a forest of thick bamboo.
Next, you’ll begin your journey up and out of the valley to discover more trees of exotic fruits, along with many wild-growing fruits such as pineapples. You’ll come to a 120-year-old house made of Bahareque (a mix of timber, bamboo, mud, and cattle pooh in the construction of the walls). Once here you’ll not only be shown, but you’ll also get involved with roasting the cacao and coffee beans on the 100-year-old stovetop, and actually make the freshest coffee possible, along with some of the richest chocolate you’ll ever try in your life.
This isn’t just a tour where you watch and learn these wonderful artisan methods. This is an experience where you’ll get the chance to make and enjoy the coffee and dark chocolate as they have for hundreds of years.