Ecuador: discovering the chocolate champions

Once the world’s leading producer of cacao beans, Ecuador had become something of a backwater exporter until local companies like Pacari began pioneering a thriving chocolate industry.

How Ecuador is falling back in love with chocolate

With Ecuador hailed as the birthplace of chocolate, local producers, chefs and farmers are once again being creative with cacao.
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With Ecuador hailed as the birthplace of chocolate, local producers, chefs and farmers are once again being creative with cacao.

Rafting: Staying afloat in Ecuador

The seething waters of the Jondachi River can be treacherous at times — and that's half the fun

Travel video of the week: Ecuador

This week, we're off to Ecuador
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In Pictures: Cacao harvesting in Ecuador

Get involved in cacao harvesting deep in the Ecuadorian jungle and meet the farming communities that live and breathe the sweet stuff.