About

Focusing on..

crafting the highest quality bean to bar chocolate, we believe that without the use of cocoa butter or any additives, our heirloom cacao can truly speak for itself and reveal its natural beauty and nuances.

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.

Inspired 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.

Cacao Ceremony

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. 

Ceremonies take on many different forms and have different intentions, however most provide a state where one can connect with their essential self, express themselves creatively and letting the inner child out!

My Cacao Journey Began...

The idea to start working with cacao was sparked whilst traveling through Peru, where I traveled to in order to further my knowledge of yoga, holistic health and shamanism.

Here I participated in my first cacao ceremony, where pure stone-ground ceremonial 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.

 

Sacred Valley, Peru where I spent much time immersed in nature…and cacao

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 synergise with the cacao for different healing effects.

Nutrients & Beneficial Plant Components

Cacao beans contain a plethora of medicinal compounds that provide our bodies with an abundance of nourishment that improves our energy on many levels!

Theobromine

Translates to "Food of the gods" by the Mayans, is a mild stimulant but doesn't affect the central nervous system like caffeine.

It is also a vasodilator, allowing nutrient rich blood to flow through our bodies easier.

Iron, Phosphorus, Zinc, Magnesium, Selenium, Chromium, Manganese

All support a healthy cardiovascular, nervous, immune system and cognitive functioning.

Phenylethylamine & Anandamide

Phenylethylamine is known as the love molecule as it one of the chemicals the brain releases when we fall in love!

Anandamide is responsible for the sense of bliss one experiences with pure cacao.

Flavonoids & Antioxidants

Cacao has some of the highest levels of antioxidants found in any food source!

Antioxidants helps eliminate free radicals that can build up in the body - accelerating the aging process.

Ethics

Our ethics focus on producing a product that not only has a benefit to our health but also has a positive benefit on the environment and the families who farm the cacao.

Buying organic cacao also encourages farmers to practice sustainable farming methods.

Buying direct means farmers are paid a fair price for their crop and can make a living from farming cacao.

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