KokoMana
Adventure, Food, photography

KokoMana: Artisinal Chocolate and Agri-Forestry

Farm supervisor Joeli and senior cocoa grower Richard start the tour with an introduction in the shop.A praying-mantis-looking insect inside the shop's small conservatory.Pupae on a plant in the conservatory that will transform into butterflies.Preparing chocolate for packaging in the temperature-controlled kitchen.A flower from a cocoa tree.Cocoa trees.Vanilla beans.Kava.Roro (taro).Cocoa fruit.Joeli opens cocoa fruit to… Continue reading KokoMana: Artisinal Chocolate and Agri-Forestry

Adventure, photography

Photo Essay: Cacao Fiji

  We visited Cacao Fiji's farm in Dreketi on Vanua Levu in October 2019. The owner of the business coordinated a tour with one of the farm workers, who kindly showed us around. We learned about the process of cocoa farming and production and were inspired to ferment and dry our own beans from fresh… Continue reading Photo Essay: Cacao Fiji