Visiting Ghana's First Cocoa Farm

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Kaylee Haskell

Kaylee Haskell

After a morning of service and an afternoon Twi lesson, the Global Navigators boarded the bus to explore a Ghanaian cocoa farm.

Located in the Eastern Region, the Tetteh Quarshie Cocoa Farm is the first farm created for cultivating cocoa in Ghana. Tetteh Quarshie brought the first cocoa plant to Ghana in 1879, unknowing of the booming cocoa industry that would soon follow.

At the farm, students were shown the process of creating chocolate– everything from picking the fruit off of the tree to extracting the beans and allowing them to dry. After our tour concluded, students were given samples to try Ghana’s chocolatey delicacy!


Kaylee and Keyandra

Twi Word of the Day-

Today's Twi word of the day is didi which translates to eat in English. We enjoyed eating Ghanaian chocolate!

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