Christmas before last we spent the holidays in Ecuador where our daughter was living at the time. We spent several days at a resort in the rain forest called Arasha. One of the activities that was offered there was a workshop on making chocolate, starting from scratch with raw cacao beans. It was very interesting and a fun way to spend an afternoon, plus we got to eat the finished product, which was warm chocolate poured over fresh bananas. Really good! Here is my husband with his chocolate treat.
You can see more pictures and read about the process on our Ecuador blog here: http://noqinecuador.blogspot.com/2006/01/making-chocolate.html