Focusing on crafting the highest quality bean to bar chocolate, we believe that without the use of cocoa butter or any additives, the cacao can truly speak for itself and reveal its natural beauty.
Exploring the many expressions of the cacao bean and their nuances by experimenting with the abundance of varieties and origin countries.
Supporting organic farming, indigenous tribes, regenerative methods of cultivating cacao & preserving heirloom and ancient varieties of cacao.
Insprited by ancient Mayan wisdom of pure cacao in ceremony, where cacao is used with intention to connect us to our higher selves, and have an opening effect on the heart, mind, body and soul.
Long ago in ancient Meso-America, the Mayans regarded cacao as a sacred medicine, primarily using in ceremony and a means to communicate with the gods.
Cacao is a valuable plant medicine that has abilities to support psychological and physiological health, by using it in a ceremonial setting it has potential to release stresses, open the heart and introduce a calm, mindful state. Also where there are no distractions, you are allowed to connect with cacao's energy, noticing the subtle effects it is having on your self. The ceremony provides a state where one can express themselves creatively by singing, dancing, playing and letting the inner child out!
The idea to start producing cacao chocolate was sparked whilst traveling through Peru, where I traveled to in order to further my knowledge of yoga and holistic health.
One day I was invited to a cacao ceremony, where pure 'ceremonial grade' cacao was served in a sacred environment. Part of the ceremony a meditation allows a deep introspective journey, where healing work can take place, releasing negative emotions and emotional blockages.
After this beautiful experience, I was blown away by how this type of cacao had the potential to taste delicious and have incredible effects on the mind and body. Upon returning home I went on a search for the highest quality cacao beans I could find to create the same experience and share it with friends and family. I then combined the cacao with a variety of herbs and botanicals to create a synergistic effect.
Whenever I drink cacao I try to integrate aspects of the ceremony into the experience, making sure I have enough time without distractions to sit down and mindfully be aware of the taste, texture, how my body is feeling and how the energy of the cacao is working with my self.