Praise

Hipster magic in Portland

The Independent, November 2012

“the ultimate chocolate lover’s boutique”

Portland Tastemakers

TakePart, November 2012

“Instead of bars made from commodity market chocolate, Cacao carries only chocolate from premium chocolate companies that are so small, they often have a direct relationship with their small-scale cacao farmers.”

Locally Made Gifts for Food Lovers

The Oregonian, November 2012

“Put down that packet of Swiss Miss. If you’re going to drink hot chocolate, make it the good stuff. This premium blend of dark chocolate from Bolivia and the Dominican Republic is a velvety, rich balance between bitter and sweet.”

Why Cacao in Portland Needs To Be On Every Chocolate Lover’s Bucket List

Erin Zimmer, Serious Eats, October 2012

“If there’s a better place for chocolate lovers, well, then I haven’t been there. Cacao is an emporium of all things chocolate… if you’re a die-hard chocolate enthusiast, you must visit this place. Really, it’s imperative.”

Why Portland Has Become Chocolate City

Charlotte Druckman, Wall Street Journal, February 2012

“‘There is less fear here about breaking rules,’ said Jesse Manis, co-founder of the Cacao shops, where the spotlight is placed on carefully selected small-batch producers.”

Devour 2011: Chocolate

Willamette Week, May 2011

“In addition to the three mouthwatering varieties of drinking chocolate, Cacao offers treats from local chocolatiers Sahagún, Cocanú, and Xocolatl de Davíd.”

Portland’s West End

Willamette Week, December 2010

“From the blissfully bittersweet Oregon bark made only a few blocks away at Sahagún, to single-origin Claudio Corallo bars hand-grown on the tiny African island of Principe, Cacao trades in some of the finest chocolate in both Portland and the world.”

Does Portland have the best chocolate shop in the world?

London Telegraph, November 2010

“Half a block away from the stage door of the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall… is a hard-core chocolate shop. It is only small, leaning into the shoulder of the lobby of the Heathman Hotel, but its shelves are stacked with extraordinary delights.”

I Love Portland: Cacao

The Oregonian, September 2008

The Oregonian posts a short video interview with Aubrey Lindley of Cacao.

Portland, Ore.: Cacao

Alice Feiring, New York Times, June 2007

“With about a dozen artisanal chocolate shops, you’d think Portland, Ore., needs a new one as much as it needs more rain. But Jesse Manis’s and Mr. Lindley’s shop, Cacao, where chocolate prêt-à-porter meets chocolate haute couture just outside the Pearl District, is getting rave reviews.”

Cacao – Portland’s new chocolate boutique

Willamette Week, November 2006

“Indeed, walking into the West Burnside shop feels like stepping into a page of the Design Within Reach catalog, every surface clean-lined, gleaming and laden with small, gorgeous objects. Except these are objects you can eat—and afford.”

Review: Cacao Portland Chocolate Shop

Portland Food and Drink, October 2006

“Cacao compliments local artisans by providing additional products, helps educate the public about great chocolate, and provides a different kind of retail experience altogether.”