COCOA FROM REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE, GROWN AND HARVESTED WITH CONSCIOUSNESS, RESPECTING THE ECOSYSTEM AND PEOPLE WITHOUT THE USE OF PHYTOCHEMICALS
We believe in the charm of cacao ritual and its ancient role in Mesoamerican culture. For this we have created a cocoa paste with a raw texture that we obtain by stone-squeezing the cocoa beans, which can make you discover a new face of this functional food.
ingredients: 100% stone ground cocoa beans
[WITH NO ADDED SUGAR]
ABOUT THE ORIGIN OF THIS CACAO
This cocoa was grown, harvested, fermented and dried in the Hacienda La Carrera, Jiquilisco area, El Salvador. Family run, it is located near dense mangroves; for years it has served as an impeccably managed nature reserve, to the point of becoming a national environmental resource where animal species live which in other areas of the country are already extinct. Its cocoa, a local genetics, is particularly known for its sweet fruity flavor.
Plantation: La Carrera, El Salvador
Traceability: Direct Trade, cocoa purchased on the plantation
Varieties of cocoa: Fino de Aroma - local genetics, very acriollado
Roasting: light and short
Processing: stone ground, not concave, not tempered
Collection: March 2021 - May 2022
Revolutionary: mango, coconut, plums
Bitter intensity: bass
How it looks: in cubes. Due to its acriollada genetics, it has a light brown color (it is natural to notice whitish spots on the cocoa, especially in summer due to high temperatures - this effect is due to the crystallization of the cocoa butter).
Tailoring: Packaging in FSC certified paper (PAP81)
TIPS ON HOW TO PREPARE THE MESOAMERICAN STYLE COCOA DRINK
A delicious and nutritious drink with our cocoa can replace coffee in the morning and contribute to the health of the nervous system, the cognitive system and the heart. It also contributes to strengthening the immune defenses thanks to the action of flavonoids, antioxidants present in cocoa. Cocoa is also considered a mood improver, that is it helps - thanks to the content of the amino acid tryptophan - to the production of serotonin, a hormone good mood, thus improving our emotional state. Cocoa contains neurotransmitters and molecules of bliss, as for anandamide, an endocannabinoid that is produced by our body, and which with cocoa is further stimulated, giving us a feeling of well-being and pleasure. You can drink it in the morning, during or after your meditation session, you can use it for holistic purposes, in cocoa circles to untie emotional knots, and introduce it into your diet with awareness.
FOR PREPARATION ...
Shred 15-20 g of cocoa with the help of a knife. Heat some mineral water (equivalent to a large teacup - 180-200 ml) or if you prefer, use a vegetable drink of your choice.
Pour the freshly cut cocoa into the saucepan, and gradually add the hot water (not boiling, otherwise it alters the cocoa flavor and properties); mix it until completely dissolved. Add the remaining water. If you don't want to use the saucepan, you can use a blender or a simple milk frother. The traditional drink is bitter, but if you really can't resist, you can add a date in the blender, or a little honey.
For a functional effect, an excellent solution is the use of medicinal herbs and spices, such as cinnamon, cardamom, red pepper, damiana, ashwagandha, turmeric, ginger and so on. In Mesoamerica, part of present-day Central America, cocoa is often made from a corn paste.
Serve it in your favorite cup.
NUTRITIONAL VALUES FOR 100 g
Energy: 2772 Kj, 657 Kcal
Fat: 52 g, of which saturated fatty acids: 33 g
Carbohydrates: 28 g, of which sugars: 1,1 g
Fiber: 14g, Protein: 14g, Salt: 0,01g
Potassium: 762 mg, Magnesium: 225 mg, Iron: 2,6 mg
- Some * people claim that there is a specific "ceremonial" dose and that it is 40 g per person. Instead, we recommend not exceeding 30 g per person. In the case of daily and continuous use, it would be more appropriate to use around 10-15 g. max. Otherwise it is good to use it every other day.
- Being pure cocoa paste, it becomes a real and very energetic food; for this reason, it should be drunk with awareness and caution, avoiding excesses, and preferring a varied and balanced diet.
- Consult your specialist if you are pregnant or have serious heart conditions.
- The stimulating and energizing effect of cocoa begins about half an hour after its intake. We recommend drinking a glass of water before and after to aid absorption and digestion.
ALL OUR PRODUCTS ARE:
VEGAN FRIENDLY, WITHOUT LECITHIN, WITHOUT ADDED FLAVORINGS, WITHOUT PRESERVATIVES, WITHOUT MILK, WITHOUT GLUTEN
SHIPPING IN ITALY
Orders are processed within 1-3 days and shipped from our lab in Olbia, Sardinia. Shipping is free only for Italy over € 55,00 of purchase, with deliveries by DHL or SDA courier in 2-4 working days (excluding Saturdays, Sundays and holidays). For orders below € 29,00, the cost of standard shipping with SDA is € 4,99 ed Express by € 9,90. All shipments are strictly tracked.
Deliveries in Europe take approximately up to 3-7 working days after the dispatch of the parcel, but also for the United States and main cities around the globe. If you are based abroad Europe: please keep in mind it is your responsibility to pay any taxes or customs charges that may be incurred once the items arrive in your country. From our part, we will prepare all the documents and invoices needed for a smooth custom clearance. You'll receive the tracking number for your reference.
MADE WITH LOVE IN SARDINIA FROM COCOA BEANS
Thanks for your really good Cacao and your marvelous selection that valorise each part of an ethical cultivation and distribution.
CEREMONIAL COCOA · LENCA, EL SALVADOR
Good evening. I state that this was my first ever purchase of ceremonial cocoa, therefore I do not consider myself a connoisseur capable of giving an authoritative judgment. There is no doubt that it is of excellent quality, certainly the best I have ever tried in my life, a sweet taste with slightly fruity hints and I personally perceived a vague 'memory' of licorice. I would like to try the other qualities of cocoa you offer to broaden and refine my perceptions. Congratulations on your products. Savior
We are very pleased to receive your opinion and we are happy that with the ceremonial cacao you tried you found it well. Thanks for the compliments, we receive them with enthusiasm and a great desire to continue our journey with cocoa.
Best wishes, Elisa and Juanra
It's my first time trying ceremonial cacao but I fell in love 💕 I'm super excited every morning to start my day with it! 💜💜💜
Wow, thank you so much for your kind words. Happy to hear that you are happy :)
Eli & Juanra
Such a pleasure to make cacao ceremonies from your cacao. Each one is special in its own way and brings a different experience. They all taste magically. And the personal note was just touching. Thank u so much and Gratitude for what u do ♥ ️
Thank you Tina for your review. We feel so grateful for this. Cacao love and hugs: D