• Deb Lace-Kelly

Finca Kobo - decadent Costa Rica rainforest chocolate

Rainforest. Tropical garden. Exotic fruit. These all sound like words to describe Eden. Then add chocolate! The organic farm is called Finca (farm in Spanish) Kobo, in Costa Rica. It's halfway down the Osa Peninsula, on the Southern Pacific coast. It's hot and humid - perfect conditions for growing cacao flowers, whose seeds (cocoa beans) make chocolate. The farm's goal is crop diversity which makes it a perfect hike for a voracious food lover. When a farmer guides you around with a very large knife and really wants you to try every delicious thing he grows, well its a dream come true really. Watching baby chocolate get blended through a grinder, while macaws of the most stunning reds and blues watch you jealously, seems fantasy enough. But then at the end of the day, you are sliced an unbelievable wedge of finished chocolate, served with pineapple, watermelon, and chocolate sauce, and you realize, it is Eden.

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About Me & The Lost Compass

My name is Deb. I've been a newsroom editor, a university teacher, a writer and a photographer. Most of all, I'm a very nosy traveller. I like to see behind the scenes, the real people, hidden landscapes, and animals how they naturally are. I've been lucky enough to be able to see many parts of the world, on 5 continents, visit beautiful places in Canada, and travel all around Ontario. But its only a small drop in the bucket. There is so much more to see, learn, and explore.

I love breathtaking experiences, wildlife, historic places, food, writing, art, sports, human rights, nature,  photography, the ocean, languages, and of course wine.

The Lost Compass was created out of a wandering, curious love of all of those things, a deep desire to help, and the thrill of sharing it with others. 


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