The sisters were invited to go to Ghana to see exactly how cocoa is sourced and grown. From the plantations to the grading of the cocoa beans, it was an insightful and educational trip that we’d like to share with you.
There were 43 people on the trip from Australia who all work in the chocolate and pastry industry.
On average, Ghana aims to produce 1 million tonnes of cocoa beans a year.
Each farm is approximately 4 acres in size, each acre producing approximately six bags each year (each bag is 64kg, selling for USD$106/bag).
The first farm we visited was approximately 4 acres big and was owned by Attuah and his wife Marie.