Fine Chocolate Industry Association 

ECOM Ecuadorian Cacao Experince

  • 09/12/2016
  • 09/17/2016
  • Guayaquil & other cities, Ecuador
  • 22

Registration

  • Your 25% deposit of $363 (25% of $1,450) for two people in one room is due no later than August 10, 2016. Balance to be paid by August 31, 2016.
    (Total Double Occupancy for two people = $1,450)

    Cancellation Policy: Cancel by August 31st to receive full reimbursement with $20 cancellation fee. Cancel after August 31st and forfeit deposit.
  • Double Occupancy payment after deposit in the amount of $1,087, due no later than August 31st. (Total Double Occupancy for two people = $1,450)

    Cancellation Policy: Cancel by August 31st and receive full reimbursement with $20 cancellation fee. Cancel after August 31st and forfeit deposit.
  • Your 25% deposit of $249 (25% of $995) is due no later than August 10, 2016. Balance to be paid by August 31, 2016.
    (Total Single Occupancy for one person = $995)

    Cancellation Policy: Cancel by August 31st to receive full reimbursement with $20 cancellation fee. Cancel after August 31st and forfeit deposit.
  • Single Occupancy payment after deposit in the amount of $746, due no later than August 31st.
    (Total Single Occupancy for one person = $995)

    Cancellation Policy: Cancel by August 31st and receive full reimbursement with $20 cancellation fee. Cancel after August 31st and forfeit deposit.

Registration is closed

Unique Ecuadorian Cacao Experience 
Developed by ECOM Cocoa Just for FCIA

September 12-17, 2016
$995 - single occupancy - one person *
$1,450 - double occupancy - two people *

* does not include airfare 

Our good friends at ECOM Cocoa are offering 10 - 28 members of the FCIA community a unique experience hard to replicate on your own.

Who will find this tour valuable?

Bean-to-bar and chocolate makers, bean sourcers, chocolatiers, educators, media and everyone involved in the fine chocolate industry who want to better understand the people and dynamics involved with growing and processing the finest flavor cacao.

What are some of the highlights you'll experience?

  • Visit Ecuadorian farms to see how cacao has been harvested for generations.
  • Explore how age-old fermentation and drying technology mixed with modern techniques influences and ensures superb chocolate flavor.
  • Visit a demonstration farm in the heart of traditional Nacional country and see what good agricultural practices can do for quality and productivity. 
  • Enjoy a special cocoa dinner you'll talk about for years.
  • Your single/double occupancy fee includes hotels, ground transportation, most meals, special cocoa dinner and tour guide. Airfare is additional.
  • See flyer for daily schedule.
All this and more packed into a 5-day Ecuadorian cacao experience - just for FCIA members. You'll have experiences available only to those on the ground and led by Kate Cavallin, ECOM's Ecuador Manager. 

Here's a short introduction to Kate, ECOM and your Ecuadorian experience.

Reserve Your Spot
Reserve your spot online by making a 25% deposit by August 10th. Complete payment to be made by August 31st. 

Cancellation Policy
Cancel by August 31st for a complete refund minus $20 cancellation fee.  Cancel after August 31st and forfeit deposit.

For Questions or More Information
Contact FCIA Executive Director Karen Bryant at: info@finechocolateindustry.org or 206.577.9983.

Membership Required
This experience is for FCIA Members. Not an FCIA member yet? We can fix that quickly and easily.  There are membership levels to meet everyone's situation, starting as low as $95.  Check it out at the
Become a Member page of FCIA's website.

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