whole food ~ well made

A Cup of Happiness

When you want some chocolate to go with your coffee.

All my favorites in the dark chocolate mixed half-pound box.

For 10 years, I’ve longed for a cafe in my adopted hometown where I could go to write when I need that hum of conversation and energy that really helps me focus. Oh, and to get great coffee, meet a friend, while away a Saturday morning…all the critical things one accomplishes in a cafe.

All my dreams came true when <a “target=”blank”” href=””>Arrowhead Chocolates opened 2 blocks from my house. I’ve been there 3 times in 2 days 4 times in 2.5 days.

It’s like being a city dweller again with mountain views and no traffic lights. No traffic, even.

Oh, and it’s a family business, run by the Reiningers, three charming people who are in love with what they do. Inspiring!

I highly recommend the mocha, which the barista flavors by dipping a spoon straight into the tempering machine in the middle of the shop. You can try samples of the salted caramel, chili pepper, dark chocolate with cocoa nibs (my favorites), and all the other delightful chocolates while you wait. Of course, you’ll need to pick up at least a half pound box while you’re here.

It’s worth the trip no matter how far you have to drive to get here. Meals and lodging available chez nous, right nearby.


  1. LaurieA-B

    Oh joy! And in a place you can walk to

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