Museo del Cacao & Chocolatería Cultural Museo in San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas

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Address & Phone Numbers Calle 1ero de Marzo No. 16, Centro Histórico, San Cristóbal De Las Casas, Chiapas,(967) 631 7995, (967) 678 2550

Museum

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Documented by the museum and show both the enormous historical and cultural legacy of cocoa in the state of Chiapas and in the world and its evolution to what we know today as chocolate.
Through the Cultural Chocolate culinary qualities show through beverages, both sweet and savory dishes prehispanic and present that has the cocoa.
Through scientific research, through archeology, anthropology and the evidence that in Chiapas cocoa growing wild in ten thousand years ago, we stated that our state is the source region of cocoa and chocolate.

Museum Exhibition:

Social aspect
Photographic illustrations contextual cocoa producer in Mexico and the world.

Biogeography
Map of cocoa-producing regions in Mesoamerica

Archaeology in Mesoamerica Appearance
Photo illustration Cacaxtla Mural
Ceramic reproductions and other manufactured by the Aztecs and other peoples
Views griddles and grinding stones used by the peoples of Mesoamerica

Anthropological and Historical Aspect
Reproductions of pages of manuscripts Mayas, Aztecs and other pre-Columbian
Photographic illustrations of colonial documents

Display of utensils and tools for production and processing of Chocolate
Metals
Mills
Grinders
Containers
Packaging
Junk

Biogenetic aspect
Show with photo illustrations on species and biological materials, classifications, varieties and genotypes of Cacao.

Special photographic exhibition and display of fruits, seeds, leaves and other biological materials:
Criollo Cacao (Soconusco)
Criollo Cacao (Chontalapa)
Pataxte
Cacao de Mico
Cocoa Pentagon as
Cloned Cocoa

Economic aspect

Cacao as Currency and exchange value in the Mesoamerican peoples in ancient times.

Transformation processes of cocoa in Chiapas and Tabasco.
Harvest
Fermentation
Washing
Drying
Toasted
Milling
Home processes and industrial processes

Chocolate and Audiovisual Room

Chocolate

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Cultural chocolate Kakaw

It is a cultural gastronomic document and show the huge variety of foods and drinks that you can prepare and enjoy cocoa and chocolate.

The tasting menu includes a wide variety of hot and cold beverages and sweet and savory dishes.

All the products we use are certified of origin, organic production and sustainable global market Bio, with quality and certified by México Fertile.

Kakaw History

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Currently there are 22 species of Theobroma Cacao, the majority of these species have been found in South America for what some researchers believe that the origin of cocoa was between the Orinoco and the Amazon, however, no cultural evidence pre-Hispanic cacao use by the peoples of South America.

Additionally, we can say that being the lands near the Pacific coast of Chiapas where the cultivation of cocoa has evolved and established, it is here too, where the crop was domesticated and used by people who own cultural development is achieved 4000 years ago.
Around 1000 B.C. the Theobroma cacao, and also sits on the Atlantic side of the Mesoamerican isthmus in the lands near the Gulf of Mexico in Veracruz and Tabasco.
It is from the use of cocoa by Mokaya and Olmec, which gives rise to a variety of foods and beverages, which follows the tasty beverage world now know as chocolate.

Cocoa is a word that derives from Kakaw, this is a phoneme that linguists and Lyle Campbell, Terrence Kaufman and Otto Schuman been traced to a root mixezoqueana.

Mixes and Zoques, as well as Popolucas are indigenous peoples still living in Chiapas, Oaxaca and Veracruz, its origins dating from about 3500 years.

These three villages are considered descendants of the Olmecs.

A word Kakaw, between Zoques of Chiapas, you can not find another interpretation to mean just the plant and seeds of the cacao tree.

In Mayan Linguistics, some scholars have struggled to break down the word in the Kas and Kab words that can be interpreted as a bitter juice, but in essence the phoneme Kakaw, is used to refer to the cacao plant, without any other arbitrary interpretation .

Research

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Mission

Make this extraordinary remedy of our nature, an element for the benefit of our community. Contributing to the economic, social and cultural life of all persons involved in the activities of planting, harvesting, production and marketing of cocoa and chocolate.

Vision

Make known that Chiapas is the home territory Cocoa world, its consumption and its first broadcast to the whole world.

Show that in Chiapas, land of aromatic Criollo Cacao, becomes one of the best and finest chocolates in the world.

Spread the enormous cultural and economic value of this agricultural product since prehispanic times.

Implementing the Culture of Chocolate, in the local community of visitors, boosting consumption and high appreciation for this product.

Goal
Be a leading institution of cultural projection, involved in research, dissemination and protection of historical heritage, with the strong economic development of the industry are pushing.

Expos

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Organic Expo
International Expo of Non-traditional, Chiapas Organic Fair Trade Show Agribusiness and Chiapas are events organized by the State Government of Chiapas, through the Secretariat of the Countryside and the Department of Marketing, by which seeks to strengthen the promotion of products Organic Non-traditional and in national and international markets as a strategy to provide new job opportunities for producers in Chiapas and the country and the exchange of successful experiences in agribusiness and producers closer to Chiapas to the most updated technology agribusiness.

The Chocolate Experience, Mexico City
It is the largest event dedicated to chocolate in Mexico, where in an area of ��3.000 m merges the value of cocoa within the Hispanic culture and the delicious taste of the best transformation of cocoa in chocolate. It has become the event and the Mexican public exhibition where you can learn about the origins and benefits of chocolate, you can also enjoy the delicious tastings and pairings, feel the softness of the skin after SPA chocolate and appreciate the sculpture and art of modeling and carving of chocolate.

Eurochocolate Festival Perugia
Eurochocolate is an event dedicated to the culture of chocolate and takes place every year in Perugia, Italy in October. It is a very interesting event, world famous, it is one of the most important in Europe of its kind and the city welcomes more than one million visitors each year.
During the 10 days of the festival, the capital city of Umbria is transformed into a giant open-air pastry for the pleasure of all the greedy and the slaves of cacao. Eurochocolate be organized in dozens of major events focusing on the "food of the gods" with exhibitions, distribution of "Perugina Baci, laboratories, training courses, cooking classes, tastings, exhibitions, banquets, parties and final awards: Eurochocolate Awards.

Salon du Chocolat, Paris
Paris is famous throughout the world for many reasons, for its culture, its fashion, the stunning works of art and architectural projects are among the largest in the world and now also by Chocolate Fair.
Salon du Chocolat is the biggest event worldwide for chocolate lovers, presents a series of unique events, including one of the most popular of the year "The Chocolate Fashion Show, which features elegant designs of clothing and footwear facts entirely of chocolate. In addition to exhibitions of various famous chocolatiers, contests, recipe demonstrations, workshops, parades and plenty of free samples of all kinds of chocolates.
This fair is celebrated in New York, Tokyo, Beijing, Moscow and Shanghai.

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