After a busy working week, it’s time to relax this Friday evening and indulge in some tasty Colombian Chocolate.
When we foodies think of Colombia, we tend to associate it with coffee, but the Cacao bean has far deeper cultural roots. Each morning, whether you’re in the city or a rural village, you can be sure to spot locals knocking back a thick hot chocolate rather than a shot of espresso. And if you happen to be in Bogota, look out for the unusual tradition of dunking slices of cheese into some chocolate sauce. Still, whichever way you decide to taste it, there’s no denying that chocolate has been an important trade to family farms for generations.
The bean that creates this delicious treat grows in the stunning valleys of Cauca River and the highlands of Antioquia. So if you ever find yourself in these idyllic regions then we’d say take visit to a local farm and watch how the professionals make it. You never know, they might even let you try some.
It might be autumn in the UK, but there’s no doubting a taste of Colombian chocolate will transport you to sunnier shores this weekend.