Drinking cocoa has always been a ritual. For that, you need a special cup
The Aztec ruler Moctezuma preferred a chalice of solid gold; the ancient Mayans liked cocoa cups with handles shaped like monkeys, lizards and bats. But our favourite cocoa drinking cup is our very own Pod beaker.
Designed by the British artist and ceramicist Andrew Wicks in collaboration with Hotel Chocolat’s creative director Timbo Rennie, the Pod beaker is inspired by the shape of a sliced-open cocoa pod.
Andrew presented designs that evolved into a beautiful, fluted pod-like shape that, for us, evokes our Rabot Estate plantation in Saint Lucia every time we take a sip. Now used at our cafes and restaurants, Pod beakers are also available online. Shop now!