Botánica Chocolate is located in one of the oldest buildings in San José, created in 1886 as a coffee factory. This is why the first thing that we will do together is an expedition around this amazing building. This is a space that makes you feel like a child who has discovered something for the very first time. We like to think of this experience as a "historical edible journey". We will begin by sharing the way in which the indigenous Mesoamericans related to cocoa. The taste of their traditional drink, their uses and customs. We will taste roasted, raw and praline cocoa beans. During the colonization of America, cacao and chocolate experienced new flavors as they mixed with the European culture, sugar the most important one. We will sample each step of the process until we get to the chocolate we know today. But this is not enough, the end of our journey comes with our desire to experiment with new flavors. We are hunters of local, fresh, tropical and organic flavors. This in an invitation to a culinary adventure. To discover new flavor combinations with our beautiful bean to bar dark organic chocolate.
Carolina & Jenny
We are two urban chocolatiers, loving every minute of research and experimentation. Our tour is Thursday to Sunday at 3:00pm. The rest of the week we do CHOCOLATE! Using organic award-winning cocoa beans from Costa Rica. We look for the best local organic ingredients as pairings for our chocolate. If you like exotic, healthy and indulgent experiences you are going to love our food perspective. Our culinary experience is wide, we've been trained in french pastry techniques. Will share with you everything that we have discovered during this chocolate journey and our passion for food.
Chocolate Chocolate in alI its stages, bloom chocolate, cocoa beans, luxury roasted dark chocolate, raw chocolate,…
Cocoa drinks, Hot cocoa Ancient Indigenous cocoa drinks and European Royalty Hot Cocoa.
Botánica Chocolate is located in an amazing 1886 building, it is consider Historical Patrimony of the city. Designed by one of the most important architects of Costa Rica, Teodorico Quirós. All of the doors, windows and lamps are handmade. It is one of a kind opportunity to see an architecture jewel of San José.