Taza Chocolate prepares for Valentine's Day
When the cacao pods are ripe, they can be a variety of colors, including green, red, and yellow. They also range from the size of a grenade to a small pumpkin. The ripened pods are plucked from the tree at the stem with a machete or knife.
Leocadio, in the back, and Herry Rosario are harvesters from La Red Guaconejo cooperative in the Dominican Republic.