WEEKLY

 

CHOCOLATE 101 + TASTING

Harper Macaw’s Chocolate 101 class will introduce you to the chocolate-making process. From the cacao trees in Brazil, where we source our beans, to the process of chocolate making once our beans arrive at our factory in DC.

We’ll go over the process in single origin chocolate, with an in-depth overview of the farms’ practices and what matters in the cacao production process to give us the exquisite chocolate flavors we look for at Harper Macaw.

Participants will learn about the ingredients and the chocolate making process during a brief tour in our production area. We’ll finish with a guided chocolate tasting where you will be able to experience the wonders of fine quality chocolate.  

Classes will be held at our new location: 2920 M ST NW, WASHINGTON DC, 20007. 

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GUIDED CHOCOLATE TASTING

One of the perks of being a chocolate maker is you get to know the chocolate you make really well!   We'd love to share some of that insight with you during our weekly guided chocolate tasting with one our chocolate makers. 

Each Friday at 6:30, join us for a guided tasting in our Georgetown cafe to not only learn about our chocolate, but also learn how to taste other chocolates you may encounter.    Tickets are $5.

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FACTORY TOUR

Take a free behind the scenes glimpse of chocolate production in our factory space. 

Making chocolate is a magical experience that we are passionate about at Harper Macaw! We make all of our chocolate right here in our new Georgetown factory and cafe.  Led by one of our chocolate makers, you will get to see the roaster, melanger, and tempering equipment in action. And yes, we will be tasting the cocoa beans along the way as they turn into chocolate. 

Production Tours: Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 1 pm. No need to sign up.

 

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INTRODUCTION TO CHOCOLATE MAKING - KIDS

Harper Macaw now offers an Introduction to Chocolate Making for Kids. In this hands on class, children will get the opportunity to learn about where chocolate comes from, see, touch, smell and taste different parts of the chocolate making process as well as take a look at our production area. Finally, they’ll get to decorate and take home their very own Harper Macaw chocolate bars.

Adults are not required to attend with their child/children; however, if you'd like to join in on the fun, admission is $5 per adult . 

This class is for ages 6-13. 

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CHOCOLATE 201 - CHOCOLATE MAKING

Do you want to take your chocolate habit and turn it into a hobby? In Chocolate 201 we will provide skills to not only become a more informed chocolate taster but teach how you can make your own chocolate at home!   

During this 2 hour class, we will walk through  a brief history of chocolate, learn how to make a small batch of chocolate at home, model hand tempering, and taste common ingredients separately and in commercial and craft chocolate.   

This experience will have you ready to make chocolate at home (some equipment required) as well as a more informed chocolate taster.  Chocolate 101 recommended but not required before taking.

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Private events can be scheduled by emailing events@harpermacaw.com