Located in the high desert, Kakawa Chocolate House is bringing back the old ways of preparing and consuming chocolate. If you're a chocolate connoisseur, a history buff, or both, then the chocolate made here, the people making it, and the traditions inspiring them are sure to pique your interest at this quaint cafe locale.
The word "kakawa" comes from an Olmec word meaning chocolate or cacao. The chocolatiers at Kakawa aim to embody the traditional and historic ways of making chocolate. They draw from traditional Pre-Columbian, Mesoamerican, Mayan, Aztec, 1600's European, Colonial American, and Colonial Mexican Methods of making drinking chocolate elixirs.
Not wanting to drink your chocolate? No worries! Kakawa Chocolate House has plenty of house-made chocolate to choose from. Not just any ordinary chocolates fill the shop, chocolates with a wide range of traditional flavors like Pomegranate, Cherry-Chili, Acai, Hibiscus flower, and Mezcal are available. Old-school European style truffles are also available for those who enjoy Earl Grey, Espresso, and Classic French Dark truffles.
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