Koko & Konnect

Koko & Konnect

We would like you to join us for “Koko & Konnect” – 29 June 2024 – Tickets here

Koko & Konnect is a sensory experience created by Living Koko. A chocolate and cacao tasting event with more depth and understanding of where our cacao comes from.
We will  teach you how to make your drinking chocolate from scratch. Together roasting, peeling and hand grinding the beans.

We will take you on a heart led journey through the Pacific Islands sharing the stories of cacao from our homelands and our indigneous cultivation practises that are still used today. Sampling a variety of chocolate/cacao products created by Living Koko, a zero waste cacao manufacturing space based in Melbourne that has a family lineage from over 200years of cultivating cacao and exporting from Samoa. We will also take some time too gently check in with ourselves, connect with our breath, while mindfully tasting and understanding chocolate as a plant medicine.

Join us for a night of cacao, connection and deeper understanding on fa’a Samoa (the Samoan way of life)

Date: 29 June 2024
Time : 7.00pm – 8.30pm
Venue: Living Koko

 

It’s Bobby Alu Week!

It’s Bobby Alu Week!

Our brother Bobby Alu is comin’ in for a jam this Sunday.

And in other exciting news our mums are joining us. Yip my Queen aka mum and Bobby’s mum are going to join us for a jam session at the factory. Looking forward to hanging out with those of you who grabbed tickets for our Samoan Style Breakfast this Sunday.

Check out his music here

We thought what a great opportunity to get to know the man Bobby a little better before the show – so we sent him some random questions and got back some pretty random answers haha.

What’s your real name? Charles Robert Fa’agalu Wall

If you wanted people remember you for one thing what would that be? That i was kind

How did you and the breakfast shirt guy meet? Honestly i have no idea. I think it was through music. But i also think we summoned each other somehow

If you were an animal what would it be and why? i would be either a turtle or a tiger. I like to take it slow but i also like to bring the fire

What’s your favourite breakfast? last night’s leftovers or a doughnut

If you had 3 days to live what would you do? I would spend the time with my family & friends. I would eat all my favourite foods. I would do one last show at sunset on the beach.

To also celebrate Bobby, his music and our queen mothers we are offering you 15% off storewide.

Use the code Bobby15 at checkout and celebrate our fams coming together.  ❤️ SHOP NOW!

Pasifika Movement & Cacao – Masina Atoa (Full Moon) 23 April

Pasifika Movement & Cacao – Masina Atoa (Full Moon) 23 April

Pasifika Movement & Cacao – $25 + BF – Tickets here

“April brings a powerful alignment of planets and energy. How to navigate this cosmic terrain? Control what’s in your hands, and let the universe do the rest.”

Can you give 2hrs of your month to help ground your energy and realign you. To help remind you of the best version of yourself?

We invite all women, men, non-binary peoples and those connecting to feminime energy to join us in an evening of Pasifika Movement & Intentional Cacao. Pasifika Indigenous Dance movements help to nurture us at a fundamentally grounding level.

In Samoa, Koko (Cacao ) is offered to deepen social connection.

We invite you to come experience:

🤍 Koko reflections on gafa (genealogy) and malaga (journey)

🤍 Understanding le masina (the full moon)

🤍 Te ha ~ Breath work

🤍 Collective story telling through movement

Moving together as one recognising our position within an eco-system and opening ourselves to kincentric ecologies and cyclical rhythms of our moon.

(Pasifika movements, language and frameworks drawn from different parts of Polynesia; Ori Tahiti, Hawaii & Samoa)

This is an outdoor event, if there is heavy rain it will be cancelled and full refunds distributed.

Light rain we will still go ahead.

Bring water bottle, pareo (sarong), and cup for cacao drink after clas

2023 Melton Business Excellence Award for Sustainability, Products and Process

2023 Melton Business Excellence Award for Sustainability, Products and Process

Best Living Koko birthday present ever!!  We won the 2023 Melton Business Award for Sustainability, Products and Process ❤️❤️🤸🏿‍♀️🤸🏿‍♀️🌈🌈🌈

So grateful to be able to activate our business in @cityofmeltonofficial on Wurundjeri country ❤️

This award for us not only acknowledges the way we run our business but also acknowledges our parents, grandparents our ancestors who came from humble beginnings and were zero waste out of financial hardship and also their love for the environment. From their teachings on how they honoured land and community we continue this under Living Koko.

Thank you to everyone who has supported what we do and connected with our products. It’s 2023 and we have so much power in our consumer choices. We appreciate those who choose sustainability and the future of not just the planet/environment but of the unseen communities tending to the land and our “ingredients” or clothing. Big shout out to @beeresponsible_ and @korvai_au two incredible women led businesses leading the way in sustainability in the West. ❤️

Acknowledging Rosie and Saleimoa Vaai from @savaiikoko for all their work to support local growers to ensure we receive a premium koko bean.

Thank you @cityofmeltonofficial Venture Melton, @crlaracarli and everyone involved in making last night and the huge lead up a success.

Living Koko’s team is @moyalah Bhavani @reissglen and @fipekeanu ❤️❤️❤️ @bento.brain @ramosmariamarrey @fiafia_art @footprintwebdesign whoa!!! Still can’t believe we won. 🫣😝😝🤸🏿‍♀️🤸🏿‍♀️🤸🏿‍♀️🤸🏿‍♀️🤸🏿‍♀️🤸🏿‍♀️

#pacificislands #indigenousart #cacao #life #indigenousbusiness #firstnationsrepresentations #cacaopowder #beantobarchocolate #Samoa #cacaonibs #cacaomedicine #beantobar #culture #Earthfriend #environmentallyfriendly #slavefreecertified #womeninbusiness #womensupportingwomen #businessvic
#mbea2023

Tino Alofa (Love Thy Body)

Tino Alofa (Love Thy Body)

Saturday 4 November, 2pm – 5pm – Seddon Deadly Sins, Upstairs in the Good Room

There nothing quite like “Communal Self Care” and our Tino Alofa day will bring us together for some delicious hand scrubs, gentle breath-work an optional face mask, cleanings and talanoa – some deep conversations with lots of laughter.

Seddon Deadly Sins and Living Koko are teaming up to bring you an afternoon of chilled vibes and connection all while enjoying chocolate and Pacific Island Plant medicine.

Share, Connect and Reflect in a safe environment with new friends.

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