Kokomana Chocolate Farm & Factory Tour

1.5 hours | Savusavu | S V U - 2 2 5
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Points of Interest

  • Kokomana Factory
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Description

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A short drive along the pretty Bay Road will take you to KokoMana for a small boutique tour offering informative and entertaining 'tree-to-bar' tours of their shade-grown cocoa farm and small-scale chocolate factory.

KokoMana works it's chocolate magic among giant raintrees in a peaceful forested valley just a couple of miles from the centre of Savusavu town. The neat rows of carefully tended cocoa trees become apparent set in a diverse 'agroforestry' system that includes over thirty other species of trees and shrubs. The knowledgeable guides demonstrate the various Pacific crops and trees and explain how the system works for a healthier environment as well as producing fine flavour cocoa. Taste the sweet fruity pulp from a ripe cocoa pod and visitors will start to understand the process (part culinary art and part science), of transforming the beans into fine chocolate. Each step of the process is described from fermentation and sun-drying through roasting, cracking, winnowing, conching and refining to the final step in the magic which is tempering the molten chocolate by hand on a stone table to give the chocolate the gloss and snap of a fine chocolate bar. Visual aids are used to further explain the process and visitors are invited to linger in the Information Centre that KoKoMana has developed with books and a slide-show. Visitors have the opportunity to taste the different flavours of the finished product and to purchase bars of this delicious chocolate to take home.

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart Suva Port for Pure Fiji Factory with sightseeing of Suva surburbs

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Travel time:
00:45

Arrive Pure Fiji Factory and proceed for tour

Time at site:
01:00

Depart Pure Fiji Factory for Sightseeing, shopping in the city and return to Port

Time at site:
01:15