Mindo – chocolate, cacao & coffe tours
Learn on how chocolate is made from “bean to bar” in El Quetzal de Mindo. Since 2008, Mindo has been in search of quality cacao beans to make chocolate, and nowadays family farms are the main National provider of the finest beans. The tour will show the entire process of how cocoa is handled until is dry, roasted, and turned into nibs; for later continue a process to refine it and turn it into one of the best chocolates in the world!
Be amazed by the history and culture of the Maquipucuna, part of the Cachillacta region which is known for being the town that headed the ancestral paths for the trade of salt and cotton. Visitors will learn more about the only shade-grown coffee tour in Ecuador, its production process, which is also one of the main sources of income for the local mountain communities.
Enjoy the delicious cuisine with a local lunch to later return to Quito.