About Koko Kai Yogurt
After a trip to New Zealand and Australia in 2019, where excellent dairy free Coconut yogurts are widely available, we were inspired! Unfortunately, at the time, our busy lifestyle and jobs did not allow us to formerly put a plan together to create such a product on the island.
Flash forward to March 2020, and the onset of Covid-19 related shutdowns. Aline’s successful private Chef business came to a screeching halt and Jon’s web development projects slowed down as well. With time on our hands and no place to go, we decided it was time to put our passion and skills to good use. We have worked hard since then to bring the inspiration back to our islands and produce our very own, made in Hawaii coconut yogurt. After months of testing, some recipe successes and some failures; Koko Kai Organic Coconut yogurt was born.
We are proud to work with farmers from around the islands to bring you the only product of this type made in Hawaii and using the freshest local ingredients whenever possible.
“KOKO” short for Coconut and a shout out to Koko Head in East Honolulu, and “KAI” from being lucky to live by the Ocean (Kai is ocean in Hawaiian).
The two passionate people behind Koko Kai Yogurt are Chef Aline, who has been a private chef in Honolulu since 2008. Aline wanted to create a plant forward, delicious product as she pursued nutrition education. After a decade of serving healthy foods, Aline became certified as a Holistic Nutritionist in March 2020. Jon, an experienced web designer with 15+years of web development and programming experience, and of course Yogurt lover, has put his creative mind behind the visual and packaging as well as being an integral part in recipe development of our Coconut Yogurt flavors and products.