Early Mayans knew the importance of a good cocoa foam. But it took strenuous work to achieve it.
Their ingenious wooden ‘molinillo’ inspired our electric version.
London had 700 wildly popular drinking chocolate houses where the diarist Samuel Pepys hurried to cure his hangovers.
"Waked in the morning with my head in a sad taking through the last night’s drink... so rose and went out... to drink our morning draft, which he did give me in chocolate..."
Stove-top ‘chocolatières’ were beautiful, but needed 25 minutes of simmering and stirring.
The Velvetiser. Perfect hot chocolat in under 2.5 minutes.