One tomato for one cacao?

We can be grateful to Ferdinando de Medici for giving the Florentine Codex its more than well-deserved place because it provides a wealth of knowledge not only about Aztec thought and the realm of the gods but also about more ‘earthly’ things such as animals, stones, colors, precious metals and, yes … cacao. And here, it becomes very interesting for the cacao-minded: the value of cacao beans is also noted in the Codex. 

From $2.60 in 2021 to $80 for a kilo cacao in 2031? See the link for the full article I wrote for the highly informative Bartalks web site on cacao and coffee: “One tomato for one cacao bean, a history of the value of cacao”

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