“Quite frankly, the best hot chocolate I have ever tasted”
“a special chocolate experience”
“Unbelievable hot and iced chocolate”
“Amazing choice of chocolate”
Testimonials From Our Online Reviews
We are an independent business specialising in the making of hot and cold chocolate drinks, like you have never experienced before. We have a range of carefully selected solid chocolates and can turn each one into a hot chocolate, an iced chocolate or a mocha.
We never use pre-packaged powder, only pieces of exceptional chocolate from all around the world. Each drink is made to order using our refined techniques to ensure a delicious taste and velvety texture without the need for any artificial additives.
Simply select one of our luxurious chocolates and watch as it is transformed in front of your eyes. Each one of these chocolates will provide an experience on its own, but for those who are more adventurous we also have an array of flavours and spices that we can infuse into your drink for you.
We truly believe that this is drinking chocolate at its very best, and we are sure you will agree.
We have a simple philosophy behind what we do, and that is 'only great chocolate can make great a great chocolate drink'. Almost all of the flavour in a chocolate drink is a result of the chocolate that is used, and you cannot get great flavour out of poor ingredients. For these reasons we take our choice of chocolates very seriously.
We choose chocolates from as many different sources as possible. The specific species of cacao tree, the conditions in which they are cultivated and the production process of the chocolatier are what allow chocolates have their own distinctive flavours. Therefore by sourcing a wide variety of quality chocolates, we end up with a vast array of unique flavours that you can explore.
Unfortunately most of the chocolate on the market is made using generic blends of cocoa beans mixed together, often with unnecessary additives, meaning the unique characteristics of the beans get lost along the way.
Our menu lists the origin, cocoa solid percentage and defining flavours of each chocolate. This allows you to pick the perfect chocolate base for your drink to suit your own tastes. But don't just take our word for it, you are free to sample any of our chocolates for yourself before you decide which is the one for you.
Sustainability is also extremely important to us. That is why, on top of using compostable cups and running our shop using renewable energy sources, we will only buy from suppliers who can demonstrate a commitment to ethically sourced cocoa and proper farming practices. This ensures that those who produce the chocolate we love get a good deal, so that it can be enjoyed for generations to come.
Where it all started...
Cocoa Joe's came about because of my love for great chocolate, and with a surge in craft chocolate making in recent years I was spoilt for choice. However, whilst fine solid chocolate was widely available the same was not true for drinking chocolate.
This is what led to the founding of Cocoa Joe's. Rather than treating solid chocolate and drinking chocolate as separate, surely the best way to make great chocolate drinks is to simply use the best solid chocolate you can find?
I then began to try out my own hot chocolate recipes at home. This picture shows the first single origin hot chocolate chocolate that I ever made, back in September of 2018. After several months of experimentation I set up a market stall in London where I would sell them. Whilst at the market I also started to try out cold drink recipes as the weather became warmer, and mixing coffee with melted chocolate (and I'm very glad I did!).
Encouraged by the delighted responses from customers at the market, it was time to expand and open up a shop. We opened our first location in the beautiful Pateley Bridge in North Yorkshire and have just recently opened a second shop in the city of York. We hope to see you soon!
The menu shows only our current chocolate offerings. We also serve tea and single origin coffee, which we can mix with chocolate for an extra indulgent mocha
WHERE TO FIND US
41 High Street, HG35JZ, North Yorkshire
At the top of Pateley Bridge High Street, next door to the World's Oldest Sweet Shop and opposite Kendall's Butchers
Current Opening Hours:
10am-5:30pm - everyday
11 Museum Street, YO17DT
Current Opening Hours:
9:30am-4:30pm - everyday
If you have any queries please do not hesitate to get in touch. You can either email directly to the above address or use the form below and we will get back to you as soon as possible.