A spotlight on Cocomacs
How did Cocomacs start? What’s your story?
I had been baking coconut macaroons for many years at home and over this time so many friends and family told me they loved them and continually requested me to bake them - very quickly I seemed to have a little bakery at home! It was shortly after this time that we had an opportunity to create a micro bakery at the Birmingham Christmas Markets. We then developed the concept with different flavours creating a luxury range of coconut macaroons combining milk, white, dark and Belgian chocolate with real fruit such as cherries and pina colada (with pineapple chunks) as well the original pure coconut macaroon. These were sold in gift boxes and were an instant hit with visitors at the markets, with many returning and stocking up to offer them as treats for the office, home and Christmas presents.
Why did you want to come to Grand Central?
Grand Central is a premier destination combining high end shopping with a fantastic quality dining experience which matched Cocomacs own brand and product values. Grand Central, due to its location, gives Cocomacs the opportunity to offer our delicious coconut macaroons all year round, and develop a regular local and nationwide customer base. Being situated above the station provides a unique opportunity to capture customers who are passing time while they wait for their trains.
What makes Cocomacs stand out?
Cocomacs stands out because we are baking fresh macaroons onsite throughout the day and often selling our mouth-watering coconut macaroon straight from the oven, which simply melt in your mouth. Our stunning gift boxes also massively appeal to our customers and make for a really tasty present for someone.
What would you recommend from Cocomacs?
I would recommend the pina colada coconut macaroon – pineapple and coconut are an exotic combination. For the winter season we are also offering a range of festive drinks from mulled wine, winter Pimms and apple juice, to my own personal favourite Baileys & hot Belgian chocolate.