If you've ever wanted to see the entire process of chocolate making from start to end, this is the exact tour for you! We’ll take you to local organic cacao and diversified ag farm just 30 mins from our Kailua shop to see how the beautiful cacao tree produces its pods right off the trunk, learn how to tell when they’re ripe, taste the fresh sweet cacao pulp, help harvest cacao, and see how it’s fermented and dried. Then after an hour break for lunch at one of Kailua’s many great eateries, we’ll welcome you behind the scenes at our shop to roast, crack, & winnow your own cacao, sample a traditional Mexican chocolate drink, see how we grind and temper chocolate into bars and dip a delicious local fruit in our rich dark chocolate to eat on the spot. You’ll be ready to start your own cacao farm & bean-to-bar chocolate shop after this tour!
Kids are very welcome on this educational & inspirational tour! Contact us with any questions and if you would like to arrange a tour for your group on another date. We are happy to plan school class tours by special arrangement. Lunch & transportation not included. We work with 2 cacao farms on Oahu, one in Waiahole that is beautiful and quite rugged and we don’t recommend for people who have trouble walking, and one on the North Shore that is further away from our shop, but is flat and more accessible. Each date lists which farm we will visit. Please provide your email and phone number in the registration comments for last minute updates.
The tour will begin on farm; we'll send you detailed driving instructions along with your registration confirmation email. If you don't receive your confirmation email within 1 hour of completing registration, please check your spam folder and then contact us via email
We offer a full refund, minus a $5 booking fee, if you cancel prior to 2 days before the event date. For cancellations occuring within 2 days of the event, we can offer to rebook you for another date or apply your credit to chocolate.
Madre Chocolate reserves the right to cancel any event due to inclement weather, farm conditions, failure to meet registration minimums or other reasons seen fit.