THE PHILOSOPHY OF HOT CHOCOLATE
Koko Black Hot Chocolates are blended and brewed over two hours to achieve a smooth and velvety texture. Made of a well-balanced combination of cream, 54% dark couverture chocolate and milk, each signature flavour is made fresh daily from our original Koko Black recipe.
The Philosophy of Hot Chocolate is a symbolic representation of the intrinsic qualities our hot chocolate brews evoke. Belgian, on making a new discovery; Mocha, on attaining balance; Chilli, on intense clarity; Cinnamon, on kindness; Orange, on courage; and Hazelnut, on good company.
BELGIAN HOT CHOCOLATE
On making a new discovery
Cultivating an open mind and an open heart is a challenge. Approaching the world with curiosity paves the way for new experiences and the unexpected. The exhilaration of making a new discovery can lead to new opportunities and adventures. The key is to pay attention to the small details of each and every new day for as Annie Dillard says in her book The Writing Life: “How we spend our days is of course how we spend our lives”.
The Belgian Hot Chocolate is brewed to our original recipe. The true ‘chocolate flavour’ with a smooth and velvety texture will provide comfort and warmth for the body.
MOCHA HOT CHOCOLATE
On attaining balance
There are many elements that make up a person’s life, from close relationships to jobs worked to leisure time that is enjoyed. It can often feel as if these elements are competing for attention and that the concept of ‘balance’ is itself an illusion or, at best, a mirage. Attaining balance is a juggling act; achieving a state of equilibrium where a sense of calm pervades can take some time. All of life’s elements can harmoniously coexist when they are given equal attention and an investment of time and effort.
The Mocha Hot Chocolate is a luscious blend of our original recipe with the addition of a shot of St Ali Sensory Lab coffee.
CHILLI HOT CHOCOLATE
On intense clarity
The ability to see things clearly is an invaluable tool in our contemporary world and possessing an understanding of how things work is a skill. Learning to negotiate people, places and processes involves vigorous trial and error. Intense clarity exists in transparent understanding, which, if achieved, is invigorating, and brings happiness and energy.
The Chilli Hot Chocolate is our original recipe with a twist – a rich chocolate base infused with spicy ground chilli.
ORANGE HOT CHOCOLATE (Limited Release)
Courage is an attribute of good character that many people
strive for. The qualities of the courageous include determination,
fearlessness, boldness, bravery and the ability to be daring.
Courage requires vulnerability, a willingness to risk failure
in the face of challenge in order to achieve something new.
It’s not easy but courage is contagious and brings with it
vast amounts of inspiration and joy.
The Orange Hot Chocolate is made from of our original
recipe infused with fresh orange zest.
CINNAMON HOT CHOCOLATE
Of all the human behaviours that bring joy and peace,
kindness is perhaps the most underrated and under
appreciated. Compassion breeds kindness and simple,
small acts of compassion create true connection and
meaning. Cultivating a spirit of generosity with one’s
time, expertise and possessions is a noble trait and one
way to ensure kindness prevails.
The Cinnamon Hot Chocolate is made from a fusion of
our original recipe and a warming ground cinnamon.
HAZELNUT HOT CHOCOLATE
On good company
Good company can make any experience memorable,
worthwhile and meaningful. Sharing experiences with others
creates connection and fosters belonging. Gathering over
a cup of hot chocolate on a cool winter’s day to share
in conversation and knowledge is a wonderful way to
spend one’s leisure time.
The Hazelnut Hot Chocolate is a combination of dark
Gianduja paste and our original Belgian chocolate recipe.