We joined a tour of the Belmont Estate, St Patrick, Grenada, and learned all about cocoa production and processing.
Belmont Estate is a unique and authentic 17th century plantation that offers guests an opportunity to participate in and observe the workings of a fully functional historic plantation.
The cocoa beans are dried in the sun. If it rains, the trays are pushed under covers.
The beans need to be turned every day. This is done by walking up and down the trays. Sometimes, they can get tourists to do the work.
The guide, explaining how the beans are fomented.
On display were many local fruits, vegetables, spices and nuts. How many can you name?