Chocolate from Bean to Bar - Brazil
Organic and bio-dynamic agriculture in Bahia
The Bahia coast is very extensive and diverse. In every kilometer you travel, a new paradise beach comes to your eyes, along with a lot of history and a culture of a people that has a unique personality in Brazil.
When you travel to the countryside, new stories, landscapes and lives sprout in Bahia. We are pleased to introduce you to Fazenda Ararauna, which is an organic and biodynamic agriculture farm. Their objective is to show viable and effective alternatives to the extensive agricultural production processes that devastate the greatest Brazilian wealth: its biodiversity.
In this program we focus on the production of chocolate. Over the course of 5 days, you can follow the entire cocoa process to the chocolate bar - this region of Brazil has manufactured some of the best chocolates in the world!
In addition, you will learn more about the agroforestry system for a nature and for your health. Fazenda Ararauna produces some of the Brazilian treasures: you will get to know cacao, coffee, açaí, cupuaçu, vanilla, black pepper and many other species.
Our local partners believe that it is in nature that all the ingredients necessary for a pure and healthy life are found. Like Ararauna Farm, we also believe in organic agriculture as the only alternative to the impacts of monoculture and overexploitation of land. Respecting the natural cycle of life, living and letting live is for us the principle for a harmonious and successful coexistence between nature and man.
Júlia Nuscheler and her family, your local hosts, believe (and so do we) that the diversification of crops in the field and the preservation of native biodiversity maintains the health of the land and the products grown in it.
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The agroforestry system has grown in the country and Fazenda Ararauna develops its rural production this way. By participating in this experience you will experience a new planting format that dialogues with local nature and works for its conservation.
Chocolate and... coffee
In addition to cocoa, Ararauna's coffee farm is another exceptional experience. The planting of organic and biodynamic coffee is done under the shade of the native trees remaining in the Atlantic Forest. Shaded coffee, in addition to preserving the soil nutrients needed for healthy grain growth, makes this coffee rich in scents and flavours.
The pleasant Atlantic forest country house
Besides the local biodiversity, the already rare landscapes of Atlantic forest and the agroforestry experience, you will relax a lot under the care of the Nuscheler family, who open the doors of your house to welcome your guests and share experiences.
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