Our Destination Through 5 Senses: Savor the Complexity of Chocolate and Coffee
Before tasting it, chocolate should be given the proper attention. Take the time to behold, feel and smell it. And if you pay attention, you will hear a “crack” when you bite it. All five senses are involved in enjoying this treat made from cocoa. In the same way, our sensory perception is stimulated by coffee, the beverage made from roasted and ground coffee beans.
Chocolate is passion in edible form, versatile and variable. You can be gripped by the intense experience of the bitterest dark chocolate or savor the sweetness and light texture of a delicate mousse. You can indulge in the complexity of a cake, cool down with traditional ice cream, find comfort with a cup of hot chocolate or refresh yourself with pozol, an ancient Mayan drink prepared with cocoa and corn.
All forms of chocolate have their charm and moment. They never disappoint, always bringing pleasure. The key to getting the most out of it is letting the chocolate slowly melt in your mouth. Whether transformed into candy bars, desserts or beverages, cocoa is seductive, one of the most exquisite temptations in Puerto Vallarta.
Coffee is a beverage of amazing richness and elegant complexity. Its stimulating effects are well-known: it animates the brain, boosts attention and concentration, enhances memory and increases physical and mental performance, in addition to providing large amounts of antioxidants.
Although coffee is available in a wide variety of styles, to appreciate its true flavor, experts recommend espresso prepared with a French press. And while there are different types of roasts, the lighter ones allow you to better distinguish its attributes. In our destination, you can savor some of Mexico’s most internationally renowned varieties (from Chiapas, Oaxaca and Veracruz) as well as regional types (from San Sebastián del Oeste, La Cuesta, El Cimarrón and La Concha del Bramador, all in Jalisco).
There are many coffee shops around Puerto Vallarta that serve excellent beverages based on coffee and chocolate; however, to involve all your senses, savor them and learn more about these ancestral and complex delights, we suggest visiting Vallarta Factory, an establishment that since 1998 has sought to satisfy the most demanding palates with its diversity of products from various parts of Mexico.