You may be surprised to discover all that is ACTUALLY involved in making ceremonial drinking cacao available to the world. Here's a step-by-step break down of our tree-to-cup process.
1. Growing: all cacao comes from cacao trees (Theobroma cacao). Cacao trees take up to 5 years to mature. Once mature, cacao trees grow thousands of flowers every year. However, only a small percentage (as low as 1%) produce a cacao pod. Each football sized pod takes nearly 6 months to ripen and contains about 30-40 almond-shaped seeds surrounded by a sweet, juicy...
If you've participated in cacao ceremony before, then you're familiar with the feel-good feelings that arrive anywhere from 20-40 minutes after ingestion. That's because cacao is a fantastic source of scientifically proven "bliss chemicals" known to influence the body and brain in beneficial ways. Let's pull the curtain on these mysterious chocolate chemicals and reveal their delightful identity:
1. Serotonin: A neurotransmitter commonly known as the "feel-good chemical. Cacao not only supplies the body with serotonin, but also aids the body in producing its own serotonin naturally. Serotonin is well known for its ability to combat stress and improve...
1. Prepare your KAKAO
Preparation is simple! Just heat 8 oz of water, add in 4-5 tbsp of KAKAO Ceremonial Drinking Chocolate, 1 tbsp coconut oil; blend in a blender safe for hot liquids and pour into your favorite mug! Watch this 1 minute video for a demonstration:
*Note: Separation is normal, which is why we suggest a single-serve blender.
- Want it spicier? Add a dash of cayenne pepper!