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Original Mexican Chocolate and Coffee Fair

Saturday, Dec. 8, Washington Group Plaza


Modern-day Mexico City sits on what was once the site of Tenochtitlan, the capital of the Aztec Empire. The Aztecs are known for being the first civilization to drink chocolate—a cultural fact that is a point of Mexican pride to this day—and on Dec. 8, Boise's Consulate of Mexico and Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will celebrate chocolate and another equatorial staple, coffee, at their annual Mexican Chocolate and Coffee Fair. This year's festivities will spotlight producers from five different regions; offer classes on the history of the two beloved beans, as well as children's activities and sweet-making workshops; and provide live music, vendors and more for sweet-toothed guests. There will be plenty of chocolate and coffee to go around, too.