The world is full of small pleasures.  For me, one of them is a good cup of hot cocoa.  Some like to refer to it as hot chocolate or simply cocoa.  I find nothing wrong with any of these.  No matter what you call it, I think we all have our preferences and fond thoughts associated with this wonderful beverage.

Chocolate in general is a vice of mine.  Whether it be milk, dark, fruit infused, candy coated, solid bar, powdered, or syrup, chocolate is one of this world’s greatest wonders.  And out of all of these, hot cocoa is one of my favorite ways to enjoy it.  And while hot cocoa is the primary discussion point of this blog, rest assured I am open to discussing chocolate in a much broader view.

Check back here with me often to read some of my musings, recipes, techniques, and interpretations of various varieties of hot chocolate I have sampled.  I am currently working my way through a sampler of 18 different varieties and documenting my impressions.  I will be sharing them here soon.  I also look forward to hearing from you, the readers, and responding to your emails and comments.

Drink warmly,

The Cocoa Nut