Kakawa Chocolate House

Founded in 2005, Kakawa — an Olmec word meaning chocolate or cacao — specializes in drinking chocolate elixirs based on recipes recreated from historical sources. These hot chocolates range from pre-Colombian to colonial American to contemporary creations, and are served in small hand-painted mugs from Oaxaca, Mexico.

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, agave caramels, solid dark chocolates and homemade ice cream.  They work exclusively in small batches. 

Kakawa’s flagship store is in Sante Fe, New Mexico. You can find their Salem location adjacent to the Peabody Essex Museum at 173 Essex Street.