Update 9/5/2020 We are Open for limited cafe service & retail sales in store, Curbside Pick Up & Online Store Business. Our Premium Hand Crafted Chocolate and Fresh Roasted Coffee continue to Excite and Delight and we are Grateful to all our Friends, Family & Customers for Your Continued Support! Our Staff are Healthy and Practicing Heightened Cleaning and Safety Practices. Stop by and See Us Sometime!

Classes & Events

UPDATE September 5th

Our retail area is open for limited access to peruse the truffles, bars, coffees and confections and order drinks from the cafe, with outside seating available.  We are doing limited classes and tastings with no more than 4 people. Masks are required in New Mexico so we ask that you bring one and wear it during the class out of courtesy and concern for the health and safety of our staff and customers. We practice and are required to follow social distancing guidelines and are taking extra precaution to sanitize. 

One of the best things to do in Santa Fe!

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Looking for something fun and different to do in Santa Fe? Try one of our Chocolate Culinary Classes, Workshops & Special Tastings.

We currently offer a 1 hour Chocolate Factory Tour with Guided tasting, (Wednesday at 1:00 Pm and Sat Am at 10:30 am ) We will explore the journey a cacao bean takes from the orchard to finished product and the process that develops flavor in chocolate. We will do a guided tasting of chocolates produced in house including roasted nibs, 72% single origin chocolates and 60% dark milk chocolates. Learn how chocolate is labelled in the US and what might be lurking in that grocery store commodity chocolate.

Other classes include  our flagship  2 hour "Food of the Gods" Chocolate Immersion Workshop.(Sat 1;00-3:00 PM)  

At this time we are not offering our Family Chocolate Experience.

You can access the BOOKING Calendar on the top of our home page for dates and times of the Months events. ALL classes and tours require advance registration, we can not accommodate walk-ins or large groups at this time.

Individual families may request days other than what is listed. Drop us an email or call Melanie at 505-471-0891

Please see our reviews  on Trip Advisor!

 

Looking for other authentic experiences, or lodging  in Santa Fe? We recommend this great resource- Santa Fe Selection , the complete travel guide to authentic Santa Fe. They publish a terrific map, officially adopted by the Visitor Bureau.

In House groups Currently on Hold but you might consider a ZOOM tasting for your corporate group. We will mail you bars  and a tasting wheel in advance and take you on a virtual tour of the farms in Dominican Republic and Ecuador that we work with)  We will guide you through the process of tasting fine chocolate.

SCHOOLS, SCOUTS, Seniors & MORE...Delicious educational fun!

We cater to school groups, family reunions and even workplace team building looking for a fun and  educational experience. Chocolate opens the door to discussions about world economics, poverty, farming challenges, human exploitation , food chain and shipping logistics, product labeling, marketing, product development and enjoyment. Our hands on making and tastings , sprinkled with history and manufacturing present a stimulating atmosphere for these discussions to take place.

Chocolate tastings are a wonderful way to educate your palate, while taking a culinary journey around the equator. A perfect activity for couples, friends and mom's or dad's looking for educational entertainment for their children. Who doesn't love Chocolate? Learn to distinguish Craft chocolate from Mass market chocolate and why and how to choose it. Learn a little chocolate history.

We offer different types of tastings based on flights of origins, single origins & cacao percentage. Its fun and entertaining and you'll certainly get your chocolate fix. Gluten free? No problem, our chocolates contain no gluten.

Looking for more fun things to do in Santa Fe? 3 blocks away is Meow Wolf, one of the most exciting interactive arts projects in the US.  They have compiled an excellent visitor guide, Visit Santa Fe NM which you can access here.

EDUCATORS! We have partnered with Meow Wolf to offer a 50% discount on classes to cardholding NM Educators. Read more about this program and other participating partners here.

Meow wolf

  

Our booking calendar is LIVE and currently taking reservations for the Tours and Workshops listed below.  Use the BOOK NOW button at the top of the page or the booking link in each class below.  The Booking Calendar (follow the link on the home page) will show dates and time of course offerings. Questions? Call us at  505- 471-0891   

Food of the Gods-Our signature 2 hour Chocolate Immersion Workshop. We guarantee you will never look at chocolate the same way after participating in this fun hands- on chocolate experience.Empower yourself with the knowledge to understand the chocolate you are buying for your family. 

Led by Master Chocolatier Melanie Boudar you will learn about the cacao tree where its grown, the challenges farmers face growing cacao and how it's harvested. What gives chocolate it's flavor? The post harvest practices like fermentation and drying of the beans and finally the critical roasting step which we do in our factory. Participants can crack, winnow and grind beans into a paste suitable to make a drinking chocolate. You will chose spices and sweetness , creating your own signature drink. 

After enjoying your handiwork we will do a guided tasting of 7 unique chocolates from different origins, including chocolate grown in Hawaii, the only state in the US able to grow it.

Our time is sprinkled with interesting chocolate facts, an overview of Meso-American chocolate history , a tour of our working chocolate making equipment in the factory and the many adventures we've experienced on our quest for fine chocolate in Venezuela, Belize, Ecuador, Peru, Mexico and Europe.

  Follow the booking link to our calendar for exact times and direct booking.

 Factory Tour and Tasting

See and learn about the process of chocolate making in a one hour Guided tour of our Chocolate Production facility including roasting, winnowing, grinding, and tempering of Chocolate. Taste cacao beans and cacao juice. Sample a variety of our hand made bars or other products produced on this equipment.

Tours are offered most Saturdays  at 11:00AM. Limited to 5 people. 

Please call to confirm the tour will be available or if you have a larger private party and need a different day/time.

Coffee Workshops 

Led by Derek - Chocolate Maker and Roast Master

Class will cover various topics in coffee evaluation and appreciation.
Subject will change and only one subject will be covered per class
Subjects include:
-cupping and evaluation
-roasting profiles
- espresso preparation and technique
- Brewing options and characteristics

These workshops are offered on a special occasion basis Saturday from 10:30AM till noon. Limited to 10 people. Cost $25.00 per person includes: cupping, instruction and 1 x 12 oz bag of coffee.

Chocolate Tasting Flight-

Join us on a chocolate tasting Flight to discover the differences in Single origins around the world. Featuring  7 fine Craft Chocolate Makers and chocolate from Vietnam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Madagascar, Peru, Hawaii and Venezuela.  These classes can be booked as a special event for your group.

Cost $25 per person,Limited to 5 people.  Length- 1 hr. Call us 505-471-0891 or contact us using the form.

Private Party tastings-

Book a  Private Chocolate Tasting for your next dinner party or event. Chocolate can be paired with wine if desired. Each event is different and conducted by Master Chocolatier & Cacao Farmer Melanie Boudar. Please email.

Girlfriend's Day Out & Special Events

Looking for a fun girlfriend getaway day?  Let us design a fun afternoon filled with chocolate from a guided to tasting or making your own truffles,  Customized events start at $60/per person. 

Use the contact form to the right enquire about  pricing and availability for your unique event.