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4 day adventure

Learn to make chocolate in Jamaica

4 day adventure

Learn to make chocolate in Jamaica

Learn the art of bean-to-bar chocolate making in beautiful Jamaica.
Duration
4 days
Activity level
Light
Hosted in
English
Includes
Food, Accommodations, Transportation, Equipment
4 day adventure

Learn to make chocolate in Jamaica

4 day adventure

Learn to make chocolate in Jamaica

Learn the art of bean-to-bar chocolate making in beautiful Jamaica.
Duration
4 days
Activity level
Light
Hosted in
English
Includes
Food, Accommodations, Transportation, Equipment

What you'll do

In a beautiful beachfront property that will also be your home during the trip, we’ll sample the finest chocolate and rum from the Caribbean with a tasting expert. Next, we’ll work alongside the owners of a historic cocoa farm to ferment and dry our own beans. We’ll travel to Richmond Fermentary to meet the people behind the beans and see how their work is key to flavor, then it’s off to a chocolate lab to learn the basics of chocolate making, from roasting to refining to molding your finished bars.

Your itinerary

  • Passionate cooks

    Learn traditional recipes and hear personal stories from local hosts.

  • Intimate settings

    Share a meal in unique spaces, from private farms to secret rooftops.

  • Vetted by Airbnb

    Every experience is reviewed for authentic culinary traditions.

Your host

Learn more about Nick

Nick

I'm a former BBC foreign correspondent of Jamaican parentage and when I discovered the amazing cocoa here on the island, I decided to start making my own chocolate. We've progressed from using a pestle and porter and a few beans roasted in our oven to a small manufactory that we call the Chocolate Box, a production kitchen overlooking the Caribbean Sea. We've since won a number of international awards for our bars and work alongside chocolate companies from around the world in sourcing the finest beans. I run the business alongside my wife who is a former tour guide, we've crafted the best of both worlds, a gastro-tour that goes beyond the surface of this incredible country famed for its cocoa by getting to see how chocolate is made from seed to bean to bar.

What's included

Food
2 lunches, 1 dinner, other
Accommodations
4 nights in a house
Transportation
3 car rides
Equipment
Other

Where you'll be

We'll stay in a beachfront property in Ocho Rios, a port town in northern Jamaica, and drive to chocolate facilities nearby. It takes just over 1 hour to drive from Kingston to Ocho Rios.

Guest safety

Every adventure follows industry guidelines. We partnered with the Adventure Travel Trade Association, expert leaders in adventure travel, to define best practices and standards for safety.

Things to keep in mind

Dietary preferences

If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like an accommodation.

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend. The activity level for this adventure is light. It’s up to each guest to understand the ingredients being used and communicate any allergies or dietary restrictions to the host. Guests should also consider…

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

More tips

We're super aware of food issues as Nick has a serious food allergy and we'll accommodate any food requests.
Nick
4 day adventure
Learn to make chocolate in Jamaica
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ﺩ.ﺇ3,765/person