To mark FairTrade fortnight, the FairTrade Foundation unveils its first secret hot chocolate salon from 25 February – 3 March.
Inside an east London newsagent, tucked away behind the magazines and snacks, Chocolate lovers are invited to press a secret button that will show a hidden door, that will open and transport them to a West-African themed speakeasy-style cafe.
There are three delicious hot chocolates to try:
- The Rosine– a delicious hot chocolate recipe with maple syrup
- The Leocadie– a decadent, salted, vegan hot chocolate recipe
- The Genevieve – a dairy-free coconut and baobab hot chocolate recipe
Each creation is named after a real cocoa farmer from West Africa and will be priced at £1.86 – the cost of a day’s living income for a cocoa farmer.
All money raised from the pop-up will go towards funding programmes such as the Women’s School of Leadership in Côte d’Ivoire. The project aims to empower women cocoa farmers in West Africa to become business owners, members of farming groups and leaders in their communities.
As you sip your hot chocolate, you’ll be treated to some West African jazz, surprise appearances from celebrity ambassadors and the chance to hear the compelling stories behind the cocoa farmers.
The Hidden Hot Chocolate Pop-Up Salon is at 66 Kingsland Road, London E2 8DP.
Take a stroll down the east end, for a secret sip. I should cocoa.