Bean to Bar

by Jim Vick

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Theme song written for the 2015 Puerto Viejo Chocolate Festival, held this year from October 30 - November 1 in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Limon, Costa Rica.


Bean to Bar
Music & Lyrics by Jim Vick

I love chocolate
And chocolate loves me
It tastes so delicious
And gives me energy
But I never knew how scrumptious
Chocolate could be
Until I came to Talamanca
Where it truly grows on trees

From bean to bar
Bean to bar
Grown and made in Talamanca
You're a culinary star
A taste so fine
Truly sublime
Talamanca is to chocolate
Like Napa is to wine.

Like a pearl in the ocean
Tucked inside an oyster shell
We must crack your fruit open
To uncover where you dwell.
Sacred food of the Mayans
And of the Aztecs, too. Like them, I'd
travel great distance
Just to get to you.

Like life and love
The purest chocolate's bittersweet
But the taste for it's acquired as quickly
as how much you eat
You can bake it into brownies
You can drink it from a cup
But no matter how you get it down,
It's bound to lift you up.

From bean to bar.
Bean to bar
Always homemade, fair trade
And single family farm is what you are
From bean to bar
Bean to bar
Talamanca is to chocolate
Like Havana to cigars.

From bean to bar
Bean to bar
Grown and made in Talamanca
You're a culinary star
You taste so fine
Truly divine
Talamanca is to chocolate
Like Napa is to wine.

Copyright 2015 R. James Vick. All rights reserved.


released October 25, 2015
Guitars, bass, keyboards, and vocals - Jim Vick
Additional harmony vocal - Juleddi Ryan
Drums - Todd Sorenson (drums recorded by Guy Randle, courtesy of Drums on Demand)
Produced, recorded, and mastered by Jim Vick



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Jim Vick Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica

Jim currently performs regularly on the southern Caribbean coast of Costa Rica, just outside of the popular ecotourism and surfing town of Puerto Viejo, Limon. Following up on his recently released instrumental album, PUNTA RASTA, he's now at work on a new solo acoustic album, as well as the album presentation of BHAKTI BLUE, a collection of his musical interpretations of the Sufi poet Rumi. ... more

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