You all know cocoa in your kitchens, at your table.
Today, we find cocoa even in the bath room, but do you know where its comes from?
We will tell you the cocoa path, from the field to your home.
At first, seeds are planting in the nursery to make seedlings
Young plants are then planted in the field, where its become small trees, measuring about 4 to 8 m on which will grow fruits called pods.
The cocoa flower; So beautiful! not surprising that it becomes a yummy fruit.
In a field in the village cocoa pods are still unripe, but already promising a good harvest.
Ripe pods are picked
Pods are opened to release the precious seeds
The fresh seed are surrounded by a pulp. The taste of that pulp is creamy and very délicious.
Fresh cocoa seeds ready to leave the field for the village
Then they are dried
Dried seeds lost their pulp and their creamy taste for a bitter one.
They are packed in the bags
Then transported as well they can in the city where seeds will be dissected in large machines to release the bean
The cocoa bean are then exported to Europe or non cococa producing countries
Where they are crushed to become cocoa powder which will be transformed in different product...
like piece of chocolat
Or chocolat cake
Even cosmetics products