Dark Arts: Chocolate & Coffee Tasting

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Dark Arts: Chocolate & Coffee Tasting
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Explore the tastes and smells of cacao and coffee as you learn about the importance of these two products and their significance in Latin American culture with our partners of ChocoSol, who focus on artisanal, equitably sourced cacao.

The evening will start with some insight from the Gardiner’s Adjunct Curator for Ancient Americas, Siobhan Boyd, about the significance of cacao in relation to our collection and the current special exhibition Beneath the Surface: Life, Death, Gold & Ceramics in Ancient Panama. Then Michael Sacco from ChocoSol will explain the process of how the cacao bean turns into chocolate before giving you the chance to toast, peel, grind, drink, smell, and taste the chocolate! Panamanian coffee from the Boquete region of Panama, courtesy of Green Beanery, will accompany your sensory journey.

To add to the experience, ChocoSol will also offer a complimentary tortilla and maize station. Learn about their kernel to tortilla approach!

ChocoSol’s artisanal ecological chocolate will be for sale at the event. Cash and credit card only.

Tickets: $30

To learn more and purchase tickets visit http://www.gardinermuseum.com/event/chocolate-and-coffee-tasting



Founded in 2004 in Oaxaca, Mexico, ChocoSol, now in its tenth year, is a learning community/social enterprise that focuses on making the ‘food of the gods’—commonly known as cacao—into fresh, whole food, stone ground chocolate on an artisanal scale. ChocoSol's artisanal chocolate is a symbol that embodies the company's values of socially just, ecological chocolate made, not only, with a ‘cradle to cradle’ approach, but also, charged with the use of solar energy, bicycle-powered product deliveries, and pedal-powered machines such as bicycle blenders at farmers’ markets and special events.
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By: Gardiner Museum

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