Notes from the website: Michele De Luca-Verley founded la maison de COCO with the hopes of sharing her passion for chocolate. She was thrilled to celebrate her appetite and knowledge of chocolate with the clientele every day at the café in Newport, RI. She was living her dream but knew that the internet offered an opportunity to reach a growing audience. She closed the café and devoted her energy to renovating a barn on her property in Portsmouth, RI. The barn is the creative hub of la maison de COCO and home to the atelier kitchen and shipping facility.