Cacao 70 Factory: A brand new very sweet concept store
Are you a chocolate lover? Have you ever fantasized about going in a chocolate factory? Personally, ever since I saw Charlie and the Chocolate Factory movie, I’ve wondered what it’s really like inside a chocolate factory and my dream finally came true weeks ago when I was invited to discover the brand new Cacao 70 Factory.
What is Cacao 70?
What used to be a chocolate drinking bar has now evolved in 4 different concepts: Eatery, Sweet House, Dippery and Factory. The newest addition — the factory — is located in Pointe-Saint-Charles, an up and coming neighbourhood that used to be a working-class area, located in the south west of Montreal.
What is Cacao 70 Factory?
This new concept aims at showcasing the whole process of chocolate production by having a large open plan space with very few walls. As soon as you get in, you’ll see the different tools that they use to roast, refine and finally mold & package these transformed cacao beans.
Who’s behind the fabulous design of Cacao 70 Factory?
As an architecture and design aficionado, I was very impressed by the design of this space. The space has been designed by local genius Zébulon Perron / ZP+A. As you’ll see in the photos, there’s a strong focus on the raw materials: concrete, steel, marble and wood. A few glass walls have been meticulously placed here and there to pursue with the open plan idea, while having clear divisions between the production and consumption spaces.
How to get to Cacao 70 Factory?
Thanks to BICOM Communications & Cacao 70 for the sweet invitation. All opinions are my own and I wasn’t paid to write this article.