Bio Organic Ceremonial Cacao – 1kg – 100% Pure – Unsweetened Peruvian Ritual Cacao – Vegan
Indulge in the enchanting experience of our Organic Ceremonial Grade Cacao, sourced with utmost care and reverence. This sacred superfood takes you on a journey through time, connecting you to ancient traditions and the profound wisdom of the cacao bean.
Our cacao beans are meticulously selected from organic farms known for their commitment to sustainable practices and the preservation of nature’s harmony. These cherished beans are grown without the use of harmful chemicals or pesticides, ensuring that every sip of our cacao is pure and untainted.
The origin of our ceremonial grade cacao can be traced back to lush rainforests and vibrant cacao-growing regions of Peru. Ethics lie at the heart of our cacao sourcing process. We collaborate with local farmers who share our passion for fair trade principles, ensuring that they receive a fair wage and are empowered within their communities. By supporting these dedicated farmers, we foster a sustainable supply chain that respects and uplifts every hand involved in cultivating and harvesting the cacao.
To experience the magic of our organic ceremonial grade cacao, begin by setting an intention for your journey. Create a sacred space that resonates with tranquility and invite a sense of reverence. Carefully measure the desired amount of cacao and gently heat it, allowing the enticing aroma to permeate the air.
While savouring the velvety elixir, embrace the present moment and allow the cacao’s essence to unfold within you. Feel its subtle energy awakening your senses and nurturing your spirit. Many choose to partake in a cacao ceremony or personal ritual, using the cacao as a catalyst for introspection, meditation, or creative expression.
As you embark on this transformative experience, trust your intuition and let the cacao guide you. Be open to the insights, clarity, and connection it may offer. Whether enjoyed alone or shared in the company of kindred spirits, our organic ceremonial grade cacao invites you to honour the sacredness within and embrace the profound gifts it brings.
Immerse yourself in the divine alchemy of our organic ceremonial grade cacao, and let its essence ignite your soul, uplift your spirit, and awaken your inner wisdom.
Preparing our Organic Ceremonial Grade Cacao in grams is a precise and intentional process. Here are the instructions to help you create a transformative ceremonial cacao experience:
1. Begin by selecting a peaceful and sacred space where you can fully immerse yourself in the ceremony.
2. Measure out your desired amount of ceremonial grade cacao in grams. A typical serving size is around 20 to 30 grams, but feel free to adjust it based on your preference and the intensity you desire for your ceremony.
3. Heat water or plant-based milk in a saucepan. Avoid boiling it, as high temperatures can affect the delicate flavours of the cacao. Aim for a warm and soothing temperature.
4. Add the measured cacao to the warm liquid and stir gently. Allow the cacao to melt and blend harmoniously.
5. While stirring, infuse your intentions, prayers, or affirmations into the cacao. This is an opportunity to connect with the sacred energy of the cacao and set the tone for your ceremony.
6. If desired, you can enhance the flavours and benefits of your cacao by adding a touch of sweetener like honey, maple syrup, or a natural sweetener of your choice. Remember, keeping it simple and pure allows you to experience the true essence of the ceremonial cacao.
7. Once the cacao is fully blended, transfer it to your preferred ceremonial cup or mug. Take a moment to appreciate the rich colour and enchanting aroma emanating from your elixir.
8. Find a comfortable seated position, holding the cup close to your heart. Take a few deep breaths to center yourself and express gratitude for the cacao and the transformative journey ahead.
9.Slowly sip the cacao, allowing its velvety texture and exquisite flavours to envelop your senses. Take your time and be fully present, savouring each sip as it nourishes your body, mind, and spirit.
10. Throughout the ceremony, embrace stillness, meditation, or any other practices that resonate with you. Listen to the whispers of your soul, embracing the insights and wisdom that arise.
11. After the ceremony, take a moment to reflect on your experience. Journaling or simply sitting in quiet contemplation can help integrate the gifts and lessons received during the ceremonial cacao journey.
Remember, the ceremonial cacao experience is deeply personal, and you can adapt the process to suit your unique preferences and intentions. Trust your intuition, honour the sacredness of the moment, and allow the organic ceremonial grade cacao to guide you on this profound path of self-discovery and connection.
History and Origins of Cacao
Cacao (Theobroma) was first harvested by the Olmecs in Mexico as early as 1000 B.C. At that time it was mainly used for fortifying drinks. Over the years, the Mayas and the Aztecs adopted this use in their cultures. Cocoa became part of ceremonial rituals and cocoa beans were a means of payment. In the 16th century, the Spanish brought cocoa to Europe.
In the mid-17th century, it became a popular drink. Cocoa trees were introduced to Asia and West Africa through colonies of various European countries, as there was a rising demand for chocolate in Europe.
The cocoa bean is the raw material used in the production of chocolate. These cocoa beans originate from the tropical climates of South America. The Theobroma cacao tree is sacred to the Mayans and Aztecs. The cacao beans from the tree are harvested by hand and the raw beans are then cleaned in natural water and selected for the best quality. This process ensures that the nutritional values are retained, without any additives.
Our Raw Cacao comes from the Ucayali region of Peru. The cocoa is harvested there by smallholders with whom we work in the Ucayali region in the Peruvian jungle. There, a sustainable production team provides free technical assistance to farmers to improve their yield per hectare, follow organic farming principles and give farmers the general guidance they need. The team also provides logistical support by collecting the product from the farmers, who are often in very remote areas, and sending it to our production facility.
Cocoa trees produce pods, these pods contain 20 to 40 beans. The cocoa beans are fermented using a special process that prevents the temperature from exceeding 40 degrees during fermentation. Then the cacao beans are dried in the sun until there is only 3% moisture left in the beans. Finally, the beans are peeled and shredded and then cocoa nibs, cocoa paste, cocoa butter or cocoa powder are made from them.