Our Group Sessions are extended, deep immersion, group experiences where guests can delve into the ancestral world of Mesoamerican foods and drinks in Oaxaca Mexico.
The main focus of this week-long group experience is to dive, as deeply and respectably as possible into the heart of cacao and chocolate. Cacao as a plant, a food, and a god(dess). Chocolate as a health food, an ecological and political protest, and communal centre. We will explore the historical, cultural, and spiritual role of cacao and chocolate, cacao and pottery, cacao in the forest, cacao as kin, and cacao as a symbol of regeneration and resistance.
- Day 1: Welcome Dinner / Regenerative Travel Discussion
- Day 2: Food of the Gods Chocolate Session / Regenerative Chocolate Talk
- Day 3: Deep in Clay Chocolate + Pottery Session
- Day 4-5: Cacao/Coffee Forest Gardens / Beach Trip
- Day 6: Nectar of the Gods Maguey Session / Final Lunch
Maximum 10 people per group.
Over the course of a full day this group experience will arrive in the fertile Oaxacan mountains to experience a delicious, ceremonial chocolate drink. The trip consists of an extended workshop and demonstration of the drink-making process, and a delicious, organic home-cooked meal. And of course, an opportunity to taste one of the rare ceremonial cacao drinks of the Oaxacan people.
Cost: 1500p per person
Minimum 3 people
This is a special 2-day, 1-night session that focuses on everything cacao, and more. The cacao tree, its fruit, its sweet pulp, its beautiful flowers, its ecosystem, and its survival. We will make our way to Oaxaca’s coast by road to visit a beautiful and lush cacao forest garden in the middle of an indigenous community. From there we will visit the farmers’ workshop facility where we will make fresh chocolate from their cacao and of course, eat it! Finish off the day at the beach with a swim in the ocean!
Cost: 5000p per person
Minimum 2 people