Through direct trade of single origin cacao from around the world and across the Hawaiian Islands, our goal is to showcase the unique qualities of each region we source.
Manoa Chocolate Hawaii is a bean-to-bar chocolate factory. We’ve been making quality, dark chocolate in Kailua, on the windward side of Oahu since 2010. Our factory, tasting room, and retail store are located above Cinnamon's Restaurant on the second floor of the Kailua Square building.
Mānoa is a beautiful adjective in Hawaiian language that means...
Thick, solid, vast; depth, thickness.
We gave our company this name in reference to the depth of flavor and complexity found in dark chocolate. Hoʻo.mā.noa means "to thicken," and we think of the chocolate thickening into bars, turing solid in the molds.
The name, "Mānoa" also refers to our:
- Depth of commitment to local manufacturing;
- Drive for solid quality with every batch;
- Support for a vast and growing network of farmers;
- Goal to widen opportunities for agriculture in Hawaii.
Check out our original equipment as we set-out to create a Hawaii-based chocolate factory from scratch back in 2010.