Cocoa is a native tree growing at the central agricultural belt in Ivory Coast (among other tropical areas around the world), where it have low elevations, proper designated soil and middle level of humidity suits the tree needs, seldom you will find in tropical areas. Total croft of the cocoa bind
The Latin name for cocoa: "Theobroma" means, “the food of the gods.” The Cocoa crop plays a substantial part of the agrarian based economies in many equatorial countries.
In history, the sons of the Maya tribe and culture used cocoa to create a ritual beverage that was shared during betrothal and marriage ceremonies, providing one of the first known links between chocolate and romance.
For decades after the Spanish conquers were introduced to the cocoa drink and chocolate, they kept the production procedures to themselves.
By the 16th century, the drink that was made from the brown beans, widespread into Europe. It was presumed as a tasty/healthy drink & food, consumed mainly by the aristocrats.
By the 18th century, every country, from England to Austria, was producing food & drinks from the beans of the cocoa. During these times chocolate become affordable to all.
These days, people around the world enjoy chocolate in thousands of different forms, consuming more than 3 million tons of cocoa beans annually.