1. Riding through the cloud forest in Ecuador.



  3. Vitaliano. What would we do without him?
    Grading the cocoa beans.

  4. Bean grading


  5. Chocolate tasting


  6. We picked farmer Vitaliano up on the way to Del Tambo which is in the clouds in the distance. Rice is growing in the foreground and is about 8 days from harvest.
    View out of my new found hotel room.
    Beans drying. It is important to keep them moving and uniformly dry. We don't want them to mold and they have to be a very specific moisture content when they ship.