Various types of cocoa tree

In general, there are three distinct varieties of cocoa tree: – Forastero (yellow cocoa beans). This kind represents around 70% of the world’s production. It grows almost everywhere in the world, but mainly in Western Africa. Its cocoa is not very aromatic and, therefore, not very widely used for the production of fine chocolates. – Criollo (red cocoa beans). Criollo is a cocoa variety

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Cocoa beans

Did you know that …? In the 15th century, cocoa beans were so rare that Aztecs used them as currency. Just like today, each thing had its value. For example, one rabbit was sold for 10 cocoa beans, one turkey for 40 cocoa beans and one slave for 100 cocoa beans! Did you know that the scientific name of the

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The museum is closed from 15.1.2023 to 9.4.2023 due to reconstruction. Chocotopia store stays open.