Our cocoa farm, located in the private natural reserve Hacienda Tara (25-30 minute drive from the La Mesa International Airport), is made out of +1800 cocoa trees (1.7 hectares approximately).
Originally, the trees were planted to meet one of the requirements from the ICF, in order to get the private reserve certification. The method (Sistema agroforestal) and species used were selected, recommended, and applied with the help of the FHIA.
Three different types of clones were selected, based on the recommendation made by the same institution, for their fine flavor and aroma. The farm is more than 5 years old, and in 2022 we had our first official harvest. Before that, the fruit was left mostly for animal consumption.
The first challenge we ran into was knowing the current state of the plantation and understanding its management. Thanks to contacts made in the chocolate world in Honduras and abroad, we are everyday expanding our operation, and learning more about this "food of gods".
We have built our cacao processing building, which we hope will become a chocolate school in the future.
Thanks to the collaboration with Chelsea Southart, a US artist, our building has also become the basis of a work, the VeGa Prism.
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Come visit our plantation inside the natural private reserve Hacienda Tara in the city of San Pedro Sula, Honduras.
We offer accommodation, transport airport-our facilities and vice versa, a tour to see our farm, and the opportunity to experience firsthand the cacao post harvesting processes from tree to roasted beans (nibs), in a non-industrial homemade way you can replicate at home.
Our staff will guide you through an amazing experience in a curated, fun, and safe environment.
The tour can be enjoyed by people from different ages.