Watch a Modern Chocolatier Use an Ancient Technique to Make a Delicious Hot Choc
Watch a Modern Chocolatier Use an Ancient Technique to Make a Delicious Hot Chocolate Drink
BY COLIN GORENSTEIN
SEPTEMBER 12, 2017
You won’t find any modern culinary bells and whistles at Chocolate D’ Taza. This fourth-generation chocolatier, located in the town of Antigua, Guatemala, is using ancient Mayan techniques to produce a deliciously rich hot chocolate drink.
The family-owned business uses a 3000-year-old technique to produce their handmade chocolate, which takes four days to make. After cacao beans—or “the food of the gods,” as they were once called—are gathered from the fruit, they’re roasted over an open fire until a char develops. The beans are then placed on a traditional grinding stone called a metate.Iwalani88 likes this
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