Sunday, September 8, 2013


By Jamie

In Costa Rica we went to the...

We went horseback riding

We did a night tour

We saw monkeys above the road

We went to the Manuel Antonio National Park

We went to a chocolate tour at Cafe Cabure.

We did all this in the past week and a half.

I learned chocolate grows inside a fruit as beans on a tree.  The tree is called a cacao tree.  The cacao tree produces fruit pods that are shaped like footballs.  The seeds of those fruits eventually are turned into chocolate.
How Chocolate is Made:
- First, the wet seeds are fermented.
- After the seeds are fermented they are dried.
- Next, the beans are roasted.
- Then the beans are shelled.
- After that they are ground.
- The heat from the grinding turns the beans into a liquid.
- Last, they put in sugar and milk and other ingredients to make the chocolate.


  1. Hi Jamie,

    This is a very interesting blog post and I look forward to reading more. I hope you are having an exciting trip.

    --Naomi Rockler-Gladen (Gwendolyn's mom)

    1. Thank you! Say hi to Gwendolyn for me.