Chaqchao chocolate making workshop

Chaqchao chocolate making workshop

Chaqchao chocolate making workshop
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The classes run for 2.5 hours and include: - Explanation of the bean to bar chocolate making process and history of cacao - Roasting and husking your own cacao beans - Making your own cacao paste in the traditional Mexican style with a granite stone morter - Making Xocolatl, an ancient Mexican drink. - Blind taste of different chocolates to understand the differences between commercial and artisan chocolate - Making your own chocolates with Andean grains, like quinoa, kiwicha, and coca to take home with you. The class is taken within our Chaqchao café where we also sell organic Peruvian coffee, organic homemade desserts, craft Peruvian beer and of course our bean to bar chocolates.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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NaomiFulton
Leamington Spa, UK14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing experience learning all about the origins of chocolate, roasting the beans, tasting different drinks and then making our own chocolates! It was absolutely delicious - we then tasted some real vs fake chocolates with all the tips we had learned! We had a great afternoon with Andres and would recommend to anyone who likes chocolate in Arequipa!
Written 14 March 2024
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Austin D
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
An amazing, immersive experience! Workshop is advertised as 2.5 hours, but you should plan for 3 hours. Cost is 80 solas (about $25). We started by touching and smelling dried cacao beans. Next, we chose some to roast in the oven for about 30 minutes. During the cooking, we were told about the history of chocolate. We used the shells of the cacao bean to make cacao tea, which was delicious! (Like tea, but smells and tastes like hot chocolate.) After de-shelling the roasted beans, we ground the beans using pestle & mortar to make our own cacao paste. The instructor then combined the cacao paste, chili powder, sugar, and water to make a hot chocolate drink, which was also delicious! Next, we went to the kitchen to learn about tempering chocolate and to make our own set of 12 chocolates. Finally, we tasted five chocolates and evaluated them based on cacao butter content, darkness, and whether they were real or fake chocolate. We did pretty well, which shows we learned a lot from the class!
Written 31 December 2023
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Elizabeth S
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Absolutely brilliant - Andrés was fantastic as our workshop leader, he was clearly very knowledgeable, full of enthusiasm and we had so much fun. Thanks for a great session.
Written 6 December 2023
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maria m
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
great experience, we learned a lot and had fun. The instructor was very well informed and willing to share his knowledge with us. We also tasted the cacao beans and chocolate in all the process, while learning every step.
Written 18 November 2023
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Fernando
Berlin, Germany4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
If we could we would give Andrés and the chaqchao chocolate factory a 20/10 rating. It was so fun and joyful, we learned so much about the cacao plant and chocolate - from its history to how it’s nowadays made. We also went to the chaqchao chocholate factory and we felt like in the movie Charlie and the chocolate factory. Andrés was very patient and showed us how to make our own pralines with several ingredients. We spend the whole afternoon there and it was worth every penny.

Thank you Andrés!
Written 25 October 2023
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D1ktw23765
Dumfries, UK126 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fantastic chocolate making and tasting. Andres was really knowledgeable and interesting. ( he loves chocolate, wine and craft beers and is also an architect)I learnt everything about chocolate making and then made my own. We had chocolate tasting so I can now differentiate between high cocoa percentage chocolate and low. We tasted chocolate drinks. It really was such a great afternoon.I would recommend that you walk into the shop which is just behind Arequipa cathedral as it’s better to book in person as it’s a cheaper way of doing it. You enter it via Gringas restaurant. Such a fun few hours
Written 11 October 2023
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Sunshine604200
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
I did the chocolate workshop with Andrés. He was very fun and informative!! Really enjoyed the workshop and would recommend it to anyone. Had the best time with him!!
Written 15 August 2023
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Ronan G
Dublin, Ireland9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a proper hands on class. Our teacher was very passionate and knowledgeable. Definitely reccomend. There were just 4 of us.
Written 11 July 2023
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Madeleine J
Darwin, Australia25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Fantastic experience! We learnt so many interesting things about chocolate and its history. We got to try the traditional chocolate drink as well as tea and of course chocolate itself. Josué, our chocolate teacher, was so enthusiastic, super knowledgeable and obviously really loves his job which made the whole experience even better!
Written 25 June 2023
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Brooke S
Brisbane, Australia17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
We really enjoyed the chocolate class! This was one of our highlights in Arequipa. It was super fun, and Josué was a great, fun guide! We learned a lot about chocolate and now feel we have graduated to be chocolate snobs! Haha. I especially liked pouring out all the Peruvian flavours for our take home chocolate~
Written 25 April 2023
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