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On Minecraft Pocket Edition, cocoa beans are obtained through crafting. On other versions, they are obtained through farming.
Cocoa beans come from cocoa pods, which are found naturally in jungle biomes. Placing a cocoa bean on the side of a jungle wood log will plant a new cocoa pod. (The log does not need to be attached to a tree).
Cocoa has three stages of growth. During its first, the pod is small and green. In the second stage, the plant is bigger and colored tan. In its last stage, the pod is even bigger, and orange-brown. When destroyed in the first two stages, the pod will yield only one cocoa bean. When destroyed in the third stage, it will give two or three cocoa beans. Bone meal can be used to force the cocoa pod forward 1 stage of growth. Cocoa pods will "pop" and drop their beans when struck by flowing water, pushed by a piston, or if their log is removed by any means.
Like all other dyes, Cocoa Beans can be:
- applied to sheep, which will yield 1–3 blocks of brown wool when shorn.
- applied to tamed wolves to dye their collars.
- combined with gunpowder to make a Firework Star.
- combined with a Firework Star to create a “fade to color” effect.
- used to dye leather armor.
 As a crafting ingredient
Cocoa Beans +
Hardened Clay +
 Data values
|7||7||111||Light Gray Dye|
|12||C||1100||Light Blue Dye|
|1.2||Cocoa beans were initially introduced, but were only obtainable through an inventory editor.|
|1.4||Cocoa beans were formally brought into the game as a reward found in dungeon chests. (53% chance) Also as of Beta 1.4, brown sheep naturally spawn which made obtaining brown wool easier.|
|1.3.1||12w16a||Cocoa beans are obtainable in bonus chests.|
|12w18a||Cocoa beans have a small (0.5%) chance of dropping from destroyed jungle tree leaves in a similar fashion to Apples, making cocoa beans a renewable source of material for the first time.|
|12w19a||Leaves no longer drop cocoa beans. But Cocoa Pods are introduced and provide an additional way of obtaining them.|
|Texture changed from to .|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|0.8.0||Added cocoa beans (crafted from orange dye and ink sack).|