Posts By: Aubrey L

Sunday Ice Closure

Well it wasn’t a hard call to make. This picture is from my front porch. Both stores will be closed today.  If the ice begins to melt this evening we will resume regular business hours tomorrow. Stay inside safe and warm.  

Snow Day Hours

Friday February 7, 2014 Both stores will be open today from 12-6pm* Enjoy the snow and stop by for a warm drink! *if it starts snowing like mad we may close earlier  

Tasting Schedule and Costa Rica Tour with Steve DeVries

Calendar of Events January 28 Chocolate Tasting: Good Food Award Winners I February 4  Chocolate Tasting: Good Food Award Winners II February 11 Chocolate Tasting Cooking with Chocolate: Valentine’s Day Edition February 14 Valentine’s Day February 18 Chocolate Tasting: Good Food Award Winners III February 25 Chocolate Tasting: Good Food Award Winners IV February Tastings… Read more »

Tuesday Tasting Schedule

Join us at our 414 SW 13th Ave location on the following Tuesdays between 4pm – 7pm for a free tasting!   November 19th Baking Chocolate & Nibs: How to Improve Your Favorite Recipe – Just in time for the holidays, we’re sampling chocolate ingredients to help “elevate” that chocolate soufflé or make your pot… Read more »

Weekly Chocolate Tastings

Please join us Tuesdays for a weekly chocolate event. We select a group of chocolates based on a theme; you show up and taste them. Our staff will be on hand to discuss the selected chocolates and answer any questions you might have about the chocolates in general. And, on occasion, we may have a… Read more »

West End Remodel

CACAO WEST END 414 SW 13th Ave CLOSED SEPTEMBER 2-10th Our main store (414 sw 13th ave) will be closed  for minor remodeling September 2-10.  We are remodeling to improve our working and storage areas, and even though it won’t have a large visible impact on our store floor it will improve our ability to… Read more »

Ginger Burnt Sugar Caramel Sauce

I just made an awesome test batch of ginger burnt sugar caramel sauce using Aftelier Perfumes Chef’s Essences “Fresh Ginger”.  I followed a basic recipe for burnt sugar caramel sauce (1 cup sugar, 6Tbs unsalted butter, 1/2 cup cream) and added a good shake of Fresh Ginger essence. We worked with Mandy Aftel to produce… Read more »