Edinburgh Evening News

Experience the perfect hot chocolate at new city cafés


Knoops, which has 15 venues south of the border, opened its first Scottish venue on Victoria Street, with its founder, Jens Knoop on hand to greet the first customers. A second café has also open its doors on George Street.

Customers at Knoops can customise their ideal hot chocolate, iced chocolate or milkshake, choosing both the type and percentage of how much chocolate goes into their drink. There are over 20 different chocolate percentage­s to choose from, along with nine dairy and plant-based milks and an abundance of extras including sea salt, orange zest and chilli.

After opening his first café 11 years ago, owner Jens said they are “on a mission to make drinking chocolate a memorable and joyful experience”.

Speaking to the Evening News, Jens said: “There was a really good response on our first day, a lot of people were very eager for us to open. We’re also very excited to open our George Street venue which is a bigger space with seating. It’s such a privilege to be in these old buildings with so much history and heritage. I really think we are adding something to the scene.”

Jens has had a strong relationsh­ip with chocolate since his childhood and has experiment­ed with a range of chocolate types from all over the world to make the perfect hot chocolate.

Using a range of blends and a number of single origins from a range of cocoa-growing regions, including Peru, Colombia and Madagascar, the café founder has built up an encyclopae­dic knowledge of the taste profiles of many different chocolates. Jens has even coined the phrase “Knoopology ”

– the art of creating the perfect chocolate drink that combines mixing cocoas with a range of milks, fruits, roots and spices.

Jens said: “I am delighted that more people in the UK will be able to experience Knoopology and our chocolate drinks. I’m thrilled to continue our growth journey and keep giving customers, new and old, their highly personalis­ed chocolate drinks.”

You can find Knoops at 11-15 Victoria Street and 106 George Street.

More people in the UK will be able to experience Knoopology

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Staff at the Knoops hot chocolate cafe in Victoria Street
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