KAKAO's Impeccable Standards

Whole Native Cacao Beans ~ Minimal Processing ~ Beyond Fair-Trade ~ Transparent Supply Chains ~ Non-Profit Mission ~ Direct Relationships with Small Family Farmers in Peru & Guatemala ~ Owned & Operated by Husband & Wife Team ~ Tested for Heavy Metals & Mold

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Our Most Popular Offering

KAKAO Signature Blend - Heirloom Cacao Beans, Panela, Chile, Whole Vanilla Beans - All Organic Ingredients

FLY with the purest ceremonial-grade cacao

KAKAO is sold in two main categories: Signature Blend (71% Cacao Beans; our most popular product) or Pure (100% Cacao Beans). Each category has various bag sizes and cacao varieties to choose from.

What is ceremonial-grade cacao?

Native cacao beans

KAKAO sources 100% native, wild-crafted, organic cacao beans only. We go the extra mile to ensure our cacao isn't mixed with any other lower-grade, genitically altered, or hybridized cacao. We have direct relationships with the farmers from whom we source, ensuring our customers receive only the highest quality ceremonial cacao available. Our pure and signature blend are made from a cacao variety called cacao chuncho, which is native to Peru.

Whole bean

Unlike cocoa powder or the 'raw' cacao powders you find on your grocery store shelves, our KAKAO is stone ground using THE WHOLE BEAN. This means the cacao butter is included, resulting in a higher nutritional value and a higher concentration of the plant counpounds that elicit cacao's ceremonial effects.

Minimally processing using traditional methods

Due to our minimal processing, our cacao beans still contain most, if not all, of their beneficial compounds. Once harvested, our native cacao beans undergo fermentation, a natural process that cultivates their flavor profile and activates certain compounds. The beans are then roasted at low temperatures, cracked (winnowed), and stone ground by traditional means. We go the extra mile to food process our finished paste, resulting it a fine powder. This makes our customer's cacao ceremonies as simple as blending our KAKAO with hot water. No more chopping massive cacao blocks! Learn more here.

Made with intention

From tree to cup, our ceremonial-grade cacao is cultivated with intention. Our entire process is approached with reverence and repect for both the land and the people responsible for cacao's cultivation. Reciprocity is expressed at every step. Even our finished products are handled with care, out of respect for where they came, and respect for where they are going.

Replace Your Coffee With Ceremonial-Grade CACAO

What are its benefits?

Improved mood

Enhanced creativity

Prolonged focus

Elevated energy levels without the jitters or crash

Relief from stress


An open & receptive heart

Enhanced connection to deeper emotions

Deepened meditations, inner work, & contemplations

Greater confidence in communication

Feelings of bliss & connection

Get started with your daily KAKAO ceremony

Try a bag of our Signature Blend or make your own blend using our KAKAO Pure.

Ground and scoopable for your convenience.

Join us for our in person KAKAO Facilitator Training July 28th-30th in Toronto Ontario

Learn how to host cacao ceremonies with confidence & integrity. JOIN US July 28-30TH, 2023 in Toronto, Canada for an in-person KAKAO FACILITATOR TRAINING hosted by our founders, Makenzie & Michael McPherson. Includes 15+ hours of pre-requisite recorded material and 1:1 support + activations.

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