Village of Lopinot
The Lopinot Tourism Association offers cocoa and chocolate related activities and events. Tours can be reserved by contacting them on Facebook. The village was named after the first estate owner in the area, Charles Joseph Count de Lopinot (1738–1819).
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Mariposa Cafe and B&B, a must stop on the World Chocolate Trail, offers accommodation and an organic menu featuring pure, rich homegrown cocoa in many of their dishes (both sweet and savoury). As the fresh homegrown cocoa ingredients require some preparation, please mention that you would like to try them when you make your reservation.
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Grande Rivere, Biche, Brasso Seco
Several Northern Range villages in the Alliance of Rural Communities of Trinidad and Tobago (ARCTT) offer tours and host scheduled events. The ARCTT seeks to support and develop financially independent, community owned chocolate businesses and affiliated projects using rural resources, labor and creativity. They support community chocolate making and sales in the northern villages of Brasso Seco, Grande Riviere (known for turtle observation), Biche and Tobago. ARCTT has also begun supporting rural communities in other Caribbean countries.
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The Brasso Seco Paria Tourism Action Committee invites you to explore the valley of life as a cocoa farmer. They offer a tour of an old cocoa estate and many other activities, including accommodation in a host home with welcoming locals. At the community centre there are cocoa products produced from local farms.
Photo credit: Brasso Seco Paria Tourism Action Committee
La Vapeur Estate is a secluded eco cabin with mountain and sea views offers several agro-tourism activities including exploring their legacy cocoa plantation where you can pick and taste cocoa fresh from the pod.
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Cocoa Research Centre of University of the West Indies conducts research and supports cocoa cultivation and transformation in several countries in the Caribbean Region. They offer the Genebank Tour, a unique opportunity to observe the widest variety of cocoa (Theobroma cacao) trees to be found anywhere in the world. It is a treasury of cocoa genes spanning an area of 37 hectares. Bookings must be made at least three weeks in advance to ensure availability. The minimum number of participants is 6. There are several other activities for visitors in development at the Cocoa Research Centre.
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Ortinola Estate in the 19th century was a busy and prosperous cocoa estate operated by the Cadbury Brothers of England. The main house was lovingly restored by a local family several years ago. You can make reservations for afternoon tea or tours of the cocoa estate or buy their homemade single estate chocolate. You can also enjoy a relaxing stroll on the estate and admire the lush rainforest covered mountains.
Photo credit: Ortinola Estate
Chocolate Bar Café
Chocolate Bar Café is a chocolate shop and tea room, also open for breakfast and brunch.
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Green Market is an organic market in a beautiful setting, home to many events. Open every Saturday from 6am- 1pm. Local chocolatiers occasionally sell their products.
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Port of Spain
Cocobel Chocolate is a Chocolate Shop and Art Gallery. They are single estate chocolate makers with wild Trini passion.
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