Cocoa Planet: July

Saint Lucia

Location: Boucan, Rabot estate
Showstopping events and weddings at our Boucan Hotel

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Our barefoot luxury boutique hotel has been attracting a huge amount of attention as the destination and event space in Saint Lucia, for everything from reality TV shows to magazine shoots and amazing weddings.

Earlier this year, viewers of ABC’s hit romance reality series The Bachelor saw the suave Juan Pablo Galavis trying to find the love of his life from 27 gorgeous female candidates at various locations in Saint Lucia, with Boucan playing the role of fantasy tropical love nest.

In March, a styling team from Company Magazine visited Boucan in March for a beauty story photo shoot. Two stunning models were photographed in glamorous hair and make-up shots with a ‘colour splash’ theme (the season’s big beauty trend, we’re told) – for a story running this summer.

And there’s no reason why you couldn’t have your own showstopping event at Boucan. This February, a Tasting Club member from Michigan in the US took over the entire hotel for their wedding, with the aid of Boucan’s Head of Guest Relations, Judy Buckley.

The spectacular views, beautiful weather, stunning rainforest and restful cocoa groves make Boucan an amazing place to get hitched.

Judy can plan the whole thing for you – from an intimate wedding to taking over the whole hotel, to hosting your reception in our Boucan restaurant, even the cake and the ceremony (and she usually sheds a tear or two at the ceremony).

The ceremony can take place in a variety of locations around the 140-acre estate, all of them with a dramatic and primordial beauty that stands out from the usual Caribbean wedding.

We also offer some beautiful honeymoon packages, too. Book your honeymoon at Boucan before April 30th 2015 (for a minimum 5-night stay at the hotel before April 30th 2016) and you’ll receive a complimentary upgrade from a Lodge to Luxe Lodge.

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Location: Osuben, Kwahu District
The Cocoa Farmer’s Fund: Nearly there!

We’re now so close to reaching our target of £45,000 for the Cocoa Farmers’ Fund, needed to finish building a medical centre for the cocoa-farming community living in and around Osuben in Eastern Ghana.

We need to raise just another £767 to finish the building of the centre. The foundations are laid, the walls are built, and now the roofing frame and aluminum roof is being put on.

This is a great achievement, and we’re already feeling really proud of the commitment and generosity we’ve received from our Tasting Club members.

We still need to raise funds to reach the target. You can help by making a donation, or even just by sending in a Tasting Club scorecard. We’re giving an extra 25p towards the Cocoa Growers’ Fund for every scorecard we receive.

Any additional donations over our target that we receive will be put towards buying additional medical equipment for the centre, which we hope will be complete and operational before the end of the year.

How you can help: We still need £767 to complete and equip the Osuben medical centre. We add 25p for every scorecard we receive from our Tasting Club members. If you’d like to donate, please send a cheque made payable to: The Cocoa Farmers’ Fund, and send it to: CTC Ghana Appeal, Freepost, ANG10659, Royston, SG8 5YD.


Location: Covent Garden
Discover all the secrets of the cocoa bean at our exclusive event space in the heart of Covent Garden.

photo55Our beautiful and intimate underground venue near Seven Dials on Monmouth Street makes a perfect setting for our School of Chocolate, with chocolate-making sessions, tasting events and all kinds of bespoke parties and events for everyone from kids to corporate teams.

Learn the noble art of chocolate making in our Bean to Bar Experience. Our own chocolatier will show you how to roast and conch cocoa and guide you as you make your own bar of chocolate to take with you.

Your could take your appreciation of chocolate to the next level with a Chocolate Tasting Adventure – a two-hour guided tour through the flavour nuances of chocolate in which you’ll learn how best to taste it, pair it and discern the distinctive flavours of fine cocoa from around the world, with a delicious glass of our house Prosecco.

Our Corporate Chocolate Tasting Adventures make for unique business events, perfect for informal networking, team building, staff incentives and more.

We also offer creative children’s parties, with chocolate decorating and a fun and educational introduction to cocoa and chocolate.

In all our events we like to offer delicious goody bags to take home with you!

Cocoa Vaults is also available for private hire for bespoke events, parties, photo shoots and as a filming location. Just tell us what you’d like and we’ll create it.


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