From Bean to Bar
Finest Hawaiian Chocolates. Locally made from locally grown Hawaiian Cacao.
The taste of Aloha - an exotic and unique flavour. Handcrafted with Love.
Chocolates made with Aloha
We handcraft small batches of Hawaiian Chocolates from Hawaiian Big Island grown Cacao. Directly from the bean of the Puna Jungle into our unique bars.
All ingredients we use are locally island grown & organic. Supporting our local farmers.
Come and visit our chocolate studios in Leilanai and Papaiko.
* Kokoleka means Chocolate
Taste the different exotic flavors from our variety of cocoa beans - roasted and naturally dried from our supplier farmers on the island.
Enjoy a manufacturing tour and tasting of Hawaiian chocolates in our tropical Kokoleka chocolate studio in Puna or directly at our Supplier farms Puna Gold Estates in Leilani and Hilo Sharks in Papaiko, north of Hilo.
Welcome to Kokoleka Puna
The story behind the beans
Aloha. We are Alex & Sonja, the owners and chocolate makers of Kokoleka Puna LLC.
Our Passion is to create healthy, vegan and organic Hawaiian Chocolates only from local grown Big Island ingredients.
Coming from Germany, Alex was working with chocolate all his life, and we wanted to start from scratch and produce our own pure chocolate. 100% handcrafted with high quality ingredients and cacao beans directly from the Hawaiian farmers.
Now we have built a Bean-to-Bar Studio in Puna to market our first small batch of real Hawaiian Dark Chocolates!
Alex is harvesting the pods and taking care of the trees at our supplier farm Hilo Sharks. Sonja is the creative part. Designing our own customized molds with a 3D printer, and constantly working on new flavors.
Working together with our Chocolate Partner Stephen Yundt from PUNA GOLD FARMS.
And Tom Sharky at HILO SHARKS, where our certified kitchen is located too.
Also we are helping to restore farm land that was destroyed by the lava flow in 2018.
Our Supplier Farms
@ PUNA GOLD ESTATES with our Chocolate partner Stephen.
Explore our supplier Farm for the best Cacaco beans on the planet!
Book now for a Big Island Farm Tour!!
See Coffee & Cacao growing! Enjoy a 1 Hour Personal Tour of the 3-acre farm by the owners, Stephen & Liz Yundt near the 2018 lava flow. Also with chocolate tasting and tropical picnic.
A MUST SEE
@ HILO SHARK'S with TOM SHARKY
COFFEE, CACAO, VANILLA...
HOW DO THEY GROW?
VISIT A WORKING COFFEE, CACAO AND VANILLA PLANTATION AND
LEARN THE FASCINATING PROCESS OF SEED-TO-BAR CHOCOLATE MAKING
A born story-teller, Farmer Tom will take you on a walk through his orchard where you’ll discover how coffee grows and see vanilla vines growing right up the trunks of cacao trees.
Seethe fermented cacao drying in the sun until they're ready to be roasted and finally transformed into the chocolate we all know and love.
Next stop, Chocolate Kitchen, where you'll see how we process nibs into pure, dark Hawaiian chocolate. Finally, you'll take home yummy treats to remember your day by!
Kokoleka stands for organic, healthy, naturally grown, pesticide free products.
Saving the environment, restoring lava land, supporting local business.