Monday, November 26, 2012
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Winter is coming,
days are short.
Why shovel snow,
when you could be picking cocoa?
Work together with the farmers
harvesting their cocoa in the
paradis de l'ile aux epices!
You'll learn how to ferment and shuffle cocoa...
Take day trips with CFFI guides to St. George and the beach, or
walk in the rain forest to the water falls...
You can make cocoa balls with Missis Agatha...
or go fishing with the locals...
and enjoy the tastes and sights of island life...
Proposed trip dates 2013
February 17-24 (optional extra week of work & Carnival)
Space is limited to seven guests on each trip.
For more information contact:
See www.cffigrenada.org to read about our mission.
Monday, November 5, 2012
Time for harvesting
A good day's work,
empty cocoa pods
This is what cocoa looks like before fermentation
Gelatinous coating tastes sweet and sour
Sorting the beans
Still wet, but fermented
Starting to look like cocoa...
Sun drying trays are on rails and are pushed like a drawer
into the boucan for the night
The drying trays are as big as your kitchen,
it takes two people to push them
A mountain of dried cocoa beans