Our organic farm Emerald Estate located in the Soufriere hills, approximately 20 minutes away from Anse Chastanet Resort.
Since 2007, Emerald Estate has been growing organic produce – from vegetables, micro greens, salads to fruits, spices, nuts and herbs- for the resort’s kitchens, under the supervision of consulting chef Allen Susser, taking the farm to table concept to a completely new level.
There are over 1000 cocoa trees providing the cocoa beans used in the resort’s own chocolate production. There also is a myriad of flowers and ornamental plants and soon, an orchid house.
The Emerald Estate Tree to Bar Tour
The resort offers the opportunity to view behind the scenes in a tour of our chocolate making process. In this class we would like to indulge you further into the world’s favorite aphrodisiac… chocolate. Our chocolate alchemists will host you on our Emerald Estate Cocoa Tour to show you the complete cycle of Tree to Bar production.
We discuss the history of chocolate in the Caribbean and the production process. To start off we visit the Emerald Estate to witness the natural side of cocoa including tasting raw cacao while discussing the fermentation, sun drying and polishing of the beans. Then travel back to our own Chocolate Lab to elaborate on the technical part of making the perfect chocolate bar.
This 2 hour guided experience takes you through cocoa bean roasting, grinding and conching in the making of our chocolate to create the perfect snap and shine. Along the way you will enjoy an invigorating cup of local cocoa tea and our organic chocolate bars that range from 60 % , 70 % and 92 % Bittersweet.. A complimentary Bar of Emerald Estate Organic Chocolate will be our treat to you as souvenir to take home.
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