Location: 1849 West 1st Ave.
Hours: Mon, Closed (with the exception of February 12th).
Tues – Fri, Noon – 8 p.m.
Sat, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sun, 11 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
(Drink descriptions in italics by Koko Monk Chocolatier Paul Dincer)
#39 – “COLD TESTAMENT”
Pineapple and ginger hot chocolate with apple cider vinegar.
First of all this is not an experimented drink as it is the case for all our other hot chocolate designs. It is more like a thematic art work in which the whole idea is built on Nina Simone’s legacy as an artist. Just like her bold, brilliant and seemingly contradictory imagination, this drink also will make you experience emotions which normally reside opposite end of your emotional spectrum. And it will leave you with a chuckle on your quivering lips with satisfaction.
Served with a Bailey’s Irish Cream Praline.
Available: January 20 – 26
#40 – “A NONCONFORMIST’S PLEA FOR AN IMAGINARY SUMMER”
Tomato and raspberry white hot chocolate with rose.
This coconut milk based hot chocolate is one of the most fun drinks I have ever designed actually. The lightness and crystal clear passages between the elements of the drink creates almost a cheerful, blissful laughter effect on your senses. For sure you will be a brighter and happier being when you reach to your last sip. Please drink it responsibly:)
Served with a dark chocolate-dipped, sun-dried fig.
Available: January 27 – February 2
#41 – “STRANGE GRAVITY”
Oregano and melon dark hot chocolate with a dash of anise.
In my mind this drink gradually appeared and completed itself piece by piece with strange visions from imaginary meadows to unknown creeks… Before I made the first batch there it was some kind of liquid haiku ready to gain flesh and blood in my empty pitcher… What you are going to taste is exact copy of that first batch I have created for myself. To pair this drink with our signature Blue Cheese Chocolate was a daring idea but it was not me the drink itself called for it, just to make me feel ashamed of my imagination:)
Served with Koko Monk’s signature Blue Cheese Chocolate.
Available: February 3 – 9
#42 – “RED CADILLAC” (vegan) and *BONUS
Vegan, salted, almond, dark hot chocolate with pink peppercorns.
When you sip it, the drink will transport you to Rumi’s little southern towns with dusty, hot and sweaty roads. There will be very distinct, almost tangible fabric of contrasting flavours which lingers between sweet and salty combination of the ingredients. For certain, it will be an unexpected ride. So be patient and mindful. The subtle but deep touch of pink peppercorn will place your taste buds on shotgun at this crimson red Cadillac. Put your seat belts on and enjoy with the ride.
Served with Koko Monk’s signature Vegan Root Vegetable Dark Chocolate Bark.
Available: February 10 – 14
*Fourth Week Only. Flights of any 3 hot chocolates – 4 oz each.
Choose any flavours, including all 2017 Festival features. Minimum order is for two persons using the same three flavour combinations.
ABOUT KOKO MONK CHOCOLATES:
KoKo Monk Chocolates: raw, organic, vegan, bean-to-bar boutique chocolates and macarons.
Internationally known and recognized as among the “top 20 chocolate companies in the world” for their chocolate drinks by Buzzfeed, Koko Monk’s one-of-a-kind, complex and sophisticated flavour fusions are created using organic, health-based ingredients of raw origin beans and natural sweeteners. Making their contemporary, beautiful creations not only delicious, but part of the health food category in Vancouver.
Vegan as well as sugar-free options are also available.