Stirring Up Deep Desires for Chocolate in Somerville, Massachusetts
The Taza Chocolate factory tour includes a bit about botany, geography, and eco-friendly business practices. You’ll learn about theobroma cacao (let the words roll around in your mouth like a morsel of organic chocolate), how it’s harvested and how the beans are roasted and ground. The smell of the roaster (filled with almonds on this day) takes your mind off the hairnet you have to wear on part of the tour. The sight of the glossy cacao paste being ground will make your mouth water, but don't worry, the samples will take care of that. Take your taste buds on a tour of their own through the straight Mexican-style dark chocolate then to the enhanced varieties featuring coffee, cinnamon, salt and pepper, or Guajillo chili.