Origin Trips

Experience cacao farming and chocolate making up close and personal, while building relationships with other chocolate lovers.


Dandelion Trips are not for the faint of heart. You will get mosquito bites, and mud on your boots. If that sounds like your kind of adventure, you’re in the right place.


September 10th-16th, 2023

Visit Hawaiian cacao farms and chocolate makers, sample cacao and tropical fruit at its place of origin, and experience local Hawaiian culture.

Zorzal Estate, Dominican Republic

Coming 2024

Travel to Zorzal Estate, and hike to and spend the night on a cacao farm and bird sanctuary. Dive deep into cacao farming, taste different varieties of fruit directly from trees, and learn about cacao genetics and fermentation.

What Is an Origin Trip?

We call our Origin Trips “cocoa matchmaking,” because they’re all about letting our guests and sourcing partners connect over a deep love of chocolate. These trips are usually week-long visits to the farms where we source our cocoa. We typically take up to about 12 people (with a minimum age of 16), so we can keep the experience personal and interactive. Origin Trips aren’t just classes — they’re a balance of education and entertainment.

If you participate in an Origin Trip, you’ll get to enjoy cacao in its natural habitat, learn about the chocolate-making process, build relationships with fellow chocolate lovers, and step outside of your comfort zone.