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Chocolate and Coffee Pairing with Four Barrel Coffee and Dandelion Chocolate (214-119)

Saturday November 9, 1-3PM

We’ll gather in the Meso-American Cloud Forest to enjoy a bittersweet twist on the typical wine pairing. Taste a host of coffees paired with chocolate -- what could be tastier on a fall afternoon? You will learn about how these two wonderful foodstuffs from the forests of Meso and South America are made and their histories. For the tastes you just can’t resist, Dandelion and Four Barrel will have chocolate and coffee on hand to purchase.

More About Dandelion Chocolate:

Dandelion Chocolate is a bean-to-bar chocolate factory in the Mission District of San Francisco.

We roast, crack, sort, winnow, grind, conch, and temper small batches of beans and then mold and package each bar by hand. By sourcing high quality beans and carefully crafting tiny batches, we try to bring out the individual flavors and nuances of each bean.


We love coffee because even after all these years, coffee keeps us guessing. things are as fresh as the day we met, and while you might think that at this point we could claim knowledge of every sock in the drawer, coffee has yet to become the predictable, housecoat wearing type. she is still the sly seductress we’re following around the dark corner, always just a few steps behind. constantly changing, full of intrigue, disgustingly rewarding. the closest we can come to mastery is by association: we’ve mastered the art of learning about coffee.

About the Meso-American Cloud Forest:

High above the tropical rain forests in Central and South America, the landscape rises to elevations upwards of 6,500 feet, the close tropical air cools to mist and fog and reveals an abundance of mosses, ferns and epiphytes. Amidst a backdrop of every shade of green imaginable, high moisture levels and cool year-round temperatures sustain plants that vie for precious sunlight. Here in San Francisco, conditions are ripe for cloud forest plants. We have mild temperatures and, especially in summer, plenty of fog. We started planting our Mesoamerican Cloud Forest in 1984. Over the decades, this garden has matured to represent a typical cloud forest plant community.

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Photo by Molly DeCoudreaux

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Molly DeCoudreaux

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Photo by Eric Wolfinger

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Notes Saturday November 9, 1-3PM  
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