Although the cacao tree grows in the tropical zones of South America and the inside of the bean was known for its sweetness in South America the habit of drinking chocolate originates from Meso-America. The Maya and later Azects already knew and appreciated the delicious taste of the juice made from the mix of water, crushed cocoa beans, cornmeal, and water. The drink was seen as the  drink of the gods. The drink was bitter before the Spanish arrival. The sweet and warm drink as we know now has its origins after the arrival of  the Spanish and Portuguese on the continent that took sugarcanes with them, and decided to sweeten and heaten the drink up. Sugarcane was grown from the 15th century onward on large plantations in coastal areas of Brazil, Mexico, Colombia & Cuba until the nineteenth century.  Using mostly African slaves in the production. Warm chocolate was