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Chocolate in Ancient Mesoamerica

The complete history of cacao, from bean to beverage

For the true lovers of knowledge and chocolate, this course details the use and value of cacao in ancient Mesoamerica. I will provide you with concrete knowledge of the process of cacao production in ancient times, as well as an understanding of its importance in elite Mesoamerican culture and its role in expansion and trade. You will feel more informed, smarter, and appreciative of local and organic trade. Best of all, you will be an expert in this aspect of Mesoamerican history.


Your Instructor


Catherine Wilde
Catherine Wilde

Catherine holds a Master's degree in Mesoamerican Art History from the University of Texas at Austin and has travelled to over 30 Mesoamerican sites and a dozen museums.

She has lived in Mexico and Panama and traveled through Guatemala and Honduras.
She speaks English, Spanish and Dulegaya (an indigenous dialect of Panama), and is a constant learner of Mayan and Central Mexican languages.
She has a passion for teaching and loves sharing what she learns with others.
When she is not learning or teaching, she is probably spending time with her husband and their pets, Oakley and Willow.


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

This course is being offered for FREE until the 5th of May, 2019. Register today and keep the course forever!


This course is not open for enrollment.