As chocoholics and cacao lovers, we wanted to share some of our favorite delicious and simple ways you can incorporate cacao into your daily routine.
These recipes feature three types of raw cacao products: nibs, powder, and butter.
Cacao nibs are made by dehusking the whole bean after it has been fermented and then shredding it into pieces.
Cacao powder is made by grinding the raw fermented beans into a powder after the cacao butter has been removed. It is then dried at a low temperature.
Cacao butter is made by cold pressing the oil from the raw beans.
We will also show you how to have your very own cacao ceremony using ceremonial cacao paste.
Our ceremonial paste is 100% pure organic, single-origin, ceremonial grade cacao paste. Made only from the virgin crop, meaning the first crop of the tree and hand-selected pods. These beautiful pods provide the fruit and seeds that are then fermented and the dried full beans are milled into a creamy, rich paste following ancient traditions. It contains all the antioxidants and bioactive compounds of the whole bean, with beautiful rich aromatic oils to make a creamy elixir that is hardened into blocks and blessed for you to consume in ceremonies.
It is the most incredible way to experience cacao.
We hope you enjoy our Cacao and feel a connection with the land and the people of Peru every time you use it.
How to perform a Cacao Ceremony using Ceremonial Cacao Paste
Cacao ceremonies are a sacred Peruvian spiritual practice, often done under the guidance of a shaman.
Generally (there are many types) a group of people will sit in a sacred circle while prayers or meditations are done and intentions are set. Often this is done with complete strangers and offers a safe place for people to talk about their fears, hopes, sufferings, or things they want to let go of. Then they will often talk about the good things they want to happen and come into their lives. There is no judgment or condemnation in the Cacao Ceremony, only support, and love.
The ceremonial cacao helps to enhance the effects of the ceremony and provide a calming and uplifting feeling while bringing a deeper connection to the people in the circle and the land.
Many of these ceremonies often end in dance, to uplift the body and open the heart.