About Us & Our Mission


Our names are Makenzie & Michael McPherson, Co-Founders of KAKAO Ceremonial Drinking Chocolate.

KAKAO was founded six years ago with the mission to bring true ceremonial-grade cacao to the western world for healing, inspiration, health and connection.

We have traveled through Guatemala and Peru to find the purest, native cacao beans in the world. We created our production process start to finish to preserve the integrity and essence of cacao for the highest benefit of those who work with KAKAO.

We feel our work with cacao is a sacred calling and we are humbled and honored to be a part of it. We are so grateful to our partners on the ground in Peru and Guatemala, all of the farmers, and all of the original guardians of the cacao across Central & South America.

We go above and beyond to make sure we get you the purest ceremonial grade cacao on the planet, from how we source our ingredients, to how we make our product with intention, and how we run our business behind the scenes. We have structured KAKAO as a registered non profit in hopes to support the farmers & communities that help cultivate native strains of cacao, via beyond fair trade pricing and on the ground projects.

Our passion is connection. We love traveling the world and meeting the amazing KAKAO tribe that is on the path of living and leading from the heart. We appreciate you all so much. Through KAKAO we have truly found our soul family.


KAKAO's Mission

Our mission is twofold:

1) To protect wild, native strains of cacao while supporting and uplifting the farmers that cultivate them.

2) To introduce the power of ceremonial-grade cacao to the world at large for the betterment of humanity and our planet.