Tupelo Honey and Cardamom Good Food Awards Finalist!

Our Tupelo Honey and Cardamom bonbon is a finalist for the 2017 Good Food Awards!

Our Tupelo Honey and Cardamom bonbon is a finalist for the 2017 Good Food Awards!

We at Cacao Art Chocolates love the wonderful community behind the Good Food Awards and are proud to be winners in previous occasions and finalists in the upcoming awards. The Good Food Awards celebrate the foods and drinks we all want to enjoy: delicious, ethical and lovingly made by passionate individuals!

Thanks again for the honor, Good Food Awards!

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Cacao Art Holiday Gift Options 2016!

Customize your boxes!

Mention this blogpost and get 10% off your order

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This year, Cacao Art’s Gift options are on fire. We have new boxes, made in Miami, that can be customized with any name or logo in elegant silver foil. We also offer options for giving the chocolates themselves a personal touch. Contact Susana and Isabel via this email link or visit us at the workshop to discuss your needs. 
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Tulasi and Anís y Papelón winners at 2016 International Chocolate Awards

International Chocolate Awards Silver and Bronze winners!

International Chocolate Awards Silver and Bronze winners!

Miami’s Cacao Art Chocolates has received two International Chocolate Awards at this year’s Americas and Asia Pacific round. Our brand-new flavor Tulasi (Holy Basil) got a bronze medal, while Anís y Papelón wins two years in a row, this time a Silver medal. We at Cacao Art are grateful to be moving on to the World Finals in London! It’s all very exciting!

 

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South Florida Food 50: Susana and Isabel Garcia of Cacao Art Chocolates

Thank you to @evanbenn and miamiherald for naming Cacao Art to their list of South Florida Food 50!

Read the complete article here

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photo by AL DIAZ adiaz@miamiherald.com

BY EVAN S. BENN

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Susana Garcia and Isabel Garcia, Co-founders of Cacao Art Chocolates

Why they’re Food 50: These sisters transform chocolate into edible art that is getting deserved international recognition.

Former architect Susana Garcia studied cooking in Paris, first at Le Cordon Bleu then under top French chocolatier chef Thierry Atlan. She opened a chocolate shop in her native Caracas in 2009 with the help of her sister, Isabel Garcia, who was working as a journalist at the time. A move to Miami in 2010 prompted Susana Garcia to reopen here as Cacao Art Chocolates, and her sister joined the operation full-time in 2012.

They temper single-origin cacao from fair-trade beans grown in Venezuela into glossy chocolate, forming it into small cylinders, pyramids, clusters and half-rounds. Their Tupelo honey-and-cardamom bonbon is a revelation, so is their Panther Coffee-infused dark chocolate — both winners of the prestigious Good Food Award presented annually in San Francisco. The Garcia sisters sell their chocolates online and by appointment from their Miami-Dade chocolate workshop. Can’t wait? Same-day courier service is available in Miami.

Where to find them: Cacao Art Kitchen, 7165 SW 47th St., Miami, 786-397-2301; also available online and at Atelier Monnier in Pinecrest and Brickell, The Golden Hog Market in Key Biscayne and Rococoa Cafe in Aventura

Web: cacaoart.com

Twitter: @cacaoartmiami

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Lookit! Cacao Art in the top 3 of chocolate shops in Miami

 

 

 

 

MIAMI’S TEN BEST CHOCOLATE SHOPS FOR VALENTINE’S DAY

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Cacao Art is just what it sounds like: an elevation of cocoa desserts to a level of artistic achievement that can wow even the stuffiest of dates. Last year, their hand-made, Venezuelan truffles earned them two gold-level recognitions from the 2015 International Chocolate Awards. Now they’re partnering with print shop Letterpress Girls to offer a pre-Valentine’s Day sale on February 13, featuring a variety of packaged chocolates, hand-painted chocolate hearts, jewelry and greeting cards. It’s a one-stop destination for last-minute lovers to prep for the big day.

 

 

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Pre-Valentine’s Day bash at The Co-Op on Saturday, Feb. 13th from 5 to 9pm

Cacao Art Chocolates and Letterpress Girls have joined forces to help you shine this Valentine's Day. The Co-Op will be open all day Saturday Feb.13th offering lovely packaged chocolate boxes in different sizes and hand-painted chocolate hearts, as well as original letterpress greeting cards and beautiful jewelry. Take it easy and enjoy a beer or hot chocolate on us, making this romantic shopping experience completely stress-free and guaranteed to make you shine with your Valentine come Sunday 14th.  Follow @cacaoart on Instagram for a special Valetine's Day Giveaway.

Cacao Art Chocolates and Letterpress Girls have joined forces to help you shine this Valentine’s Day. The Co-Op will be open all day Saturday Feb.13th offering lovely packaged chocolate boxes in different sizes and hand-painted chocolate hearts, as well as original letterpress greeting cards and beautiful jewelry. Take it easy and enjoy a beer or hot chocolate on us, making this romantic shopping experience completely stress-free and guaranteed to make you shine with your Valentine come Sunday 14th.
Follow @cacaoart on Instagram for a special Valentine’s Day Giveaway.

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Cacao Art in Forbes Life!

Cacao Art was named one of the Top Artisan Chocolates for Gift Giving this Holiday Season!
Read the whole article here (http://www.forbes.com/sites/katiebell/2015/12/02/top-artisan-chocolates-for-gift-giving/) .

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‘Tis the season to be… open!

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The Cacao Art Kitchen will be open all through Christmas, from 9am to 3pm… ish. We might be there later still on some days. Give us a call if you need to come by at a particular hour and we’ll make sure to be there. We’ll have our 3 Caramels Gift Set, boxes of all sizes and lots more.

Sincerely,

Cacao Art

Where to find Cacao Art in Miami

If you can’t make it to our Kitchen, you can still find Cacao Art chocolates all over Miami: in Atelier Monnier (http://www.ateliermonnier.com) bakeries in Pinecrest and Brickell, The Golden Hog Market (http://www.thegoldenhogmarket.com) in Key Biscayne and Rococoa Cafe (http://www.rococoacafe.com) in Aventura.

FIND US ONLINE AND LOCALLY

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Cacao Art Kitchen
7165 SW 47 ST
Unit 316
Miami, FL 33155

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A new season is upon us!

Cacao Art - Fall chocolates in Miami

A new season is upon us!
It has been an exciting end of Summer for Cacao Art: we finally had the Grand Opening of The Co-Op, an artisan space in the Cacao Art Kitchen that combines our chocolates and the great work done by Letterpress Girls with their vintage printers. Check out the pictures of the event below. You are all welcome to visit, just give us a call first.

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Now we’re getting ready for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and every day in between! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram to see all the new products we are working on.

Sincerely,

Cacao Art

FIND US ONLINE AND LOCALLY
Cacao Art Kitchen
7165 SW 47th ST
Miami, FL 33155

cacaoart.com/store

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A spin on cinammon rolls: try Golfeados!

Our newest chocolate is inspired by this delicious and unusual Venezuelan pastry. Give them a try!

Ingredients:

2 cups all purpose flour

1 teaspoon of yeast

½ cup sugar

1 teaspoon salt

1 beaten egg

½ cup warm water, 1/3 cup of water for syrup

4 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled

3 tablespoons of sweet anise or fennel seeds

2 cups of grated panela (raw cane sugar)

2 cups of grated queso fresco

 

Preparation

 

In a bowl, mix the flour, yeast, sugar, salt, beaten egg and ½ cup of warm water.

Add the butter and knead until dough is smooth and homogenous.

Make into a ball and let the dough rise in a bowl covered with a damp towel for an hour or until it grows to twice its size.

After an hour, knead the dough and roll out into a rectangle about a quarter inch thick.

Using the rest of the butter, brush the dough and then add the fennel seeds. 1 and ½ cups of the grated panela and 1 ½ cups of the cheese.

Roll the dough and cut into ¾ inch pieces and place in buttered baking sheets. Cover with a damp cloth for half an hour and then bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.

While they are baking, mix the syrup. In a saucepan, melt ½ cup of grate dpanela, 1/3 cup of water and 1 tablespoon fennel seeds. Stir constantly for a rich syrup.

Take the rolls out of the oven and spoon the syrup on top. Add some extra grated cheese and bake for another five minutes.

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