I assume I am not alone among Perth bloggers in receiving today's press release from Melbourne Chocolatiers Koko Black announcing a Claremont Store to open in March.
Fortunate timing indeed and if they open on time they'll hit Perth in the middle of a mining boom and right before Easter.
Perth is a bit short in a quality chocolate department so this is welcome news - and they'll also be having High Tea which will guarantee them the daytime trade of downtown Claremont when space for pram parking is at a premium.
Not having been to Melbourne (ever! the universe conspires against every attempt I have made thus far) I am looking forward to a new experience exported to the West in the form of really well made chocolate. Being a fan of Single Origin coffees I am hoping to be able to pair some of the finest coffees from around the world with its mate in cocoa bean origins.
I must confess to feeling a little worried that I would not find what I really wanted - a 100% bar, but in the Single Origin range they have a Dominican Republic bar that is nothing but the good stuff.
I salivate in expectation.
More details and anticipatory excitements can be found on their website: KokoBlack