Welcome to Kakawa Chocolate House
Kakawa (ka-KA-wa): an Olmec word, meaning cacao or chocolate.
We are a specialty chocolate company located in the beautiful high desert town of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Our passion is authentic and historic drinking chocolates elixirs. Historic drinking chocolate elixirs include traditional Pre-Columbian, Mesoamerican, Mayan and Aztec drinking chocolate elixirs; 1600's European drinking chocolate elixirs, Colonial American and Colonial Mexican drinking chocolate elixirs. Kakawa Chocolate House drinking chocolate elixirs are representative of these historic recipes and span the time period 1000 BC to the mid-1900s AD.
Kakawa supports local organic farming, promotes the history and anthropology of chocolate, and, most importantly, produces a huge variety of delicious chocolate creations of the highest quality. Since its founding, Kakawa has earned a reputation as one of the most exciting and original chocolate shops in the world.
Kakawa's chocolatiers are dedicated to sharing their passion for chocolate. They balance the traditional with the cutting edge, creating unique and exquisitely bold creations from fresh, seasonal ingredients. Their one-of-a-kind creations include truffles, drinking chocolate elixirs, agave caramels, solid dark chocolates and delicious homemade ice cream. Working exclusively in small batches, our staff ensures that each piece of chocolate looks as exquisite as it tastes.
Our mission is to re-introduce you to chocolate. We draw on chocolate's long history, re-creating original Mesoamerican and Colonial chocolate recipes, and using them to inspire our new and exciting creations. We have a startling variety of contemporary flavors such as Pomegranate, Cherry-Chili, Prickly Pear, Mescal and our signature truffle, Goat Cheese & Sage. Kakawa also offers classic European-style truffles, such as Classic French Dark, Raspberry Hazelnut and many other seasonal specialties, including dairy-free and vegan options.
Our delightful staff are as passionate about the history and anthropology of chocolate as the chocolatiers themselves, delivering a rich experience to everyone who comes through our doors. In everything we do, we support sustainability, fair trade, local farming, and culinary daring.
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Due to the delicate nature of our preservative-free, artisanal chocolates, we are unable to ship internationally.