artisan chocolate & chocolate making workshops
Chocola means drinking chocolate together!
Chocola Artisan Chocolate
I have always had a mysterious attraction to CACAO, the main ingredient in chocolate. We think of it in its solid form, but chocolate was drunk, not eaten, for 9/10 of its existence. The period in time that excites me the most, is from the moment cacao was found, domesticated, and transformed some 3500 years ago, the whys & the hows this tiny bitter seed became important enough to be at the centre of all Mesoamerican cultures, playing an important role as food, socially, religiously, medically, and economically. That’s why I decided to open a space dedicated to the origin of “cacao”.
Enrol in my artisan chocolate workshop and experience chocolate making the same way it’s been prepared for 1000’s of years.
Taking our senses back in time, to the origin!
Chocola is where New Zealanders can get a glimpse of the amazingly humble cacao tree, the cheeky monkey , the beautiful flower, the hard working midget, the cacao pod in all shapes, forms and colors. Come and taste the bitter earthy flavour of the cacao bean and smell it’s unique aroma and fall in love with real chocolate made by nature!