Sustainable, eco-friendly, vegan, Mayan grown and processed chocolate tour. Spend an hour with the Maya's as they describe and demonstrate their chocolate making skills passed down from generation to generation for thousands of years.
You will begin the tour the Lamanai chocolate cabana where two Mayan ladies will introduce themselves wearing their beautiful traditional Mayan clothes. They will begin by roasting cacao beans on a traditional kamal that is still used in many of their homes. This part of the tour takes anywhere from thirty minutes to an hour depending on the amount of interaction with the ladies.
After roasting the cacao seed they will crush them on the two thousand year old stone. Then they will do the winnowing process that is done by dropping the crushed beans on front of a fan blowing the shells away. Then the bean is put back on the stone and ground into a liqueur.
The final step is to cook the liqueur in water till it dissolves. Sugar and cream is added for the final step.