About Us

Darren Chief Chocoholic and Cocoba Founder


Life is too short not to have the best. At Cocoba we believe in creating great quality chocolate products and drinks to enjoy. We search the globe for the highest quality cocoa beans and best tasting chocolate (it’s a tough job, but someone has to do it).

The concept for the chocolate brand started with a memory. Cocoba’s founder, Darren, is from Australia where he grew up sharing delicious hot chocolates with his grandfather that he carefully made, not from powder, but using real, premium chocolate.

When Darren came to the UK, he could not find a chocolate drink that matched the one from his childhood, so he decided to create it. Today, the same love and care his grandfather put in to his hot chocolate can be found in every one of Cocoba’s chocolate products.

Cocoba kiosk in 2012

Cocoba launched with a test pop-up kiosk in Brent Cross Shopping Centre in October 2012, which became so popular that, a little over a year later, Darren took the plunge and opened the first Cocoba Chocolate café in Bluewater Shopping Centre, Kent. The café has now become a much loved independent gem at the shopping centre, renowned for its chocolate desserts, hot chocolates and friendly staff.

Cocoba Cafe Staff


Read more about our Cocoba Chocolate Café and see if we can tempt you to visit us with our decadent Afternoon Tea!

As the café became more popular, so did our Cocoba chocolate and hot chocolate products, which we were making behind the counter. 

In 2016 we opened our first production unit and warehouse, just down the road from the cafe, enabling us to finally offer our chocolate treats to more than just a handful of wholesale customers.

Today, we have seen our company grow from strength to strength. We are now in our third production unit (hopefully we will be able to stay put for a while!), and are happily able to supply farm shops and independent delis all round the UK and beyond, as well as some larger retailers too.  

As a company we are learning all the time, and we would love you to get in touch to share your feedback with us - from telling us your cravings for future product ideas, or even just to say "Hi"! Click here to get in touch