Visit our “Chocolate Academy” and learn how you can make your first home made chocolate from fresh Thai cocoa. At Discovery Garden in Pattaya we not only grow Thai cocoa seedlings, we also ferment cocoa and make a basic homemade chocolate. It is easy, if you know how to do it.
If you want to learn how to make your own homegrown Thai chocolate, you can visit our “Chocolate Academy” at Discovery Garden Pattaya. The next dates scheduled are
November 21 and 22, December 19 and 20.
Reservation is essential since the number of attendants is very limited. Inquire about those events and costs: firstname.lastname@example.org
We also can arrange your private “Chocolate Academy”, minimum attendants are five persons.
First you need a flower at a mature Thai or Lao cocoa tree.
Then you need cocoa fruits with fresh cocoa seeds.
You open the fruits carefully.
Oops, these cocoa beans are no good in one way….
But they can be planted and made into Thai or Lao cocoa seedlings.
The fresh cocoa beans that have not sprouted have to be fermented for six days.
They are now ready to be further processed.
Now our Thai fermented cocoa beans are dried in the sun for a few days.
Now the fermented and sun dried cocoa beans are roasted.
You let them cool down, then peel them.
The roasted and peeled cocoa beans look and smell like chocolate now.
You can crush the roasted cocoa beans like this or in a strong blender.
Now sugar and milk is added, after boiling, you can enjoy your first homemade Thai chocolate.