Bits of buzz™ in every bite

Joe chocolates





We believe the world should eat more coffee. When we started Joe Chocolates as students at the University of Washington, our goal was to help our friends make every day more energetic, tasty, and fun by embracing coffee beans in a new way. We think the best energy boost comes from simple, delicious, and handmade ingredients. 

Try Joe Chocolates, and you'll know what the Bits of Buzz are all about!

- Sam + Peter


our story

Joe Chocolates began as a class project at the University of Washington in October of 2015. We wanted to help our friends stay energized though midterms and finals, and what better way than combining chocolate and coffee! Quickly, more and more of our busy collegiate peers heard about this new caffeinated snack, and started taking it with them everywhere they went. We realized our caffeinated chocolate was more than just a tasty study snack, it was becoming a part of our friends' adventures.

On September 22nd, 2016, our close friend, Lucas, finished his 2650 mile trek from Mexico to Canada along the rigorous and beautiful Pacific Crest Trail. He returned home with a massive beard and incredible stories to share. Lucas told us on some of his longest days, when another mile sounded impossible, our chocolate kept him going. Stories like this make us truly proud of what we create.

We love great food, the energy it gives us, and what it allows us to do. So, whether you’re trudging along in the upper alpines or expertly cruising through the afternoon commute, we make Joe Chocolates for you. Our Bits of Buzz help you be your very best!

-Sam + Peter


Our founders

Chief Chocolate Officer

Sam Tanner


Peter Keckemet