Cocoa (chocolate) pod from Ecuador

Cocoa (chocolate) pod from Ecuador

Cocoa (chocolate) pod from Ecuador

This was a given. The single origin dark chocolate is to die for. Most of the leading world producers around the world procure their cacao from Ecuador. To see a cacao plantation, and to follow a rosters trail is art in itself. This is a cacao pod. In it lay the chocolate seeds that are extracted through a finely crafted process. This is how exactly a pod looks on the trees, except for this is dried and varnished.

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