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Espuma No. 88 – Ways to Celebrate World Chocolate Day in DC (+in your town, too)!

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Happy World Chocolate Day!!

Today is our favorite holiday. World Chocolate Day! Wishing you a wonderful day, filled with a very special chocolate treat, of course. Find some ideas for how to celebrate, wherever you are in the world, below.

This morning, we enjoyed ceremonial cacao (read more about how to start drinking ceremonial cacao, what it is, etc, by clicking the link) in our matcha latte. Matcha and cacao are a beautiful combo, or at least we think so.

Speaking of matcha, yesterday, we journeyed to Rice Market on 14th Street to get some new matcha goodies, including a bamboo matcha scoop (Chashaku), a sifter and some ceremonial matcha powder, too, from a new brand that we’ve never seen in the District: Maeda-En. It is delicious.

Rice Market is an Asian restaurant with a large Asian market in the basement, where you can buy amazing Asian treats and house items like cookbooks and cookware. HIGHLY recommend. It’s gorgeous and there are so many incredible offerings and gifts.

Your Coffee Shop Lifestyle

It’s World Chocolate Day and we love the aesthetic of this stunning photograph. A luxurious country cabin scene. Something that we hope to replicate this weekend! Why not make some classic chocolate chip cookies at home today to celebrate World Chocolate Day? Find a recipe on your favorite chocolate morsels, or a new recipe online or in a family recipe book.

You can of course always order some chocolate for your stash from Bar & Cocoa, too. Sometimes, we order chocolate bars simply for the unique artwork on the packaging!

Some Chocolate Dessert + Reads

If you’re in DC, today, why not get mint chip gelato at Dolcezza?! From their newsletter: “We take chocolate-mint grown by FIRESIDE FARM and infuse it in our milk & cream base resulting in the smoothest, earthiest, longest-lasting mint gelato you’ve ever tasted.” YUM. Sounds refreshing in this heat. They also have chocolate gelato, of course. Any ice cream with chocolate will do 🙂 You could also get your favorite ice cream cone from the supermarket!

Looking to celebrate in a coffee shop? Walk to your local favorite and order a mocha! Coffee and chocolate is another match made in heaven. +If you’re around Shaw in DC, we would absolutely recommend a millet chocolate chip cookie or chocolate croissant from SEYLOU Bakery… Read our article about Seylou, here. #Swoon. We truly love this magical place.

Sign up for a chocolate event this fall! The DMV Chocolate and Coffee Festival will be in October. Check it out. We will keep you posted on additional events, too.

Last but certainly not least, why not dive into a book about chocolate? Check out our latest TikTok below on some books in our chocolate library! 🙂 You could go to your local library today and borrow a book on chocolate! There’s always something new to learn about this fascinating crop.

Happy World Chocolate Day!


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Quote for the Weekend

“Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.” — Ovid

Until Soon…

Stay cool today, everyone! It’s hot. Wishing you a beautiful weekend, filled with time cupsouls 🙂

This post is not sponsored. This post contains a few affiliate links, which means that if you do click through and then buy something, you may help support an insatiable coffee and chocolate habit at no cost to you. 🙂  Any written opinions here are by time cupsoul/our own.

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