CEREMONIAL CACAO, Q'EQCHI' · GUATEMALA
CEREMONIAL CACAO, Q'EQCHI' · GUATEMALA
Cobàn – Cooperatives managed by people of the Q'eqchi' and Pocomchi' Mayan ethnic group
We believe in the beauty of the cacao ritual and its ancient role in Mesoamerican culture. For this reason, we have created an artisanal cacao paste with a rough texture, obtained by stone pressing the beans itself. This cacao will allow you to discover a new aspect of this functional food.
Ingredients: 100% stone ground cacao beans
[WITH NO ADDED SUGAR]
ABOUT THE ORIGIN OF THIS COCOA
This cocoa comes from the rainforests of Guatemala, where FEDECOVERA, an association of families of indigenous farmers of the Q'eqchi' and Pocomchi' ethnic groups in the Alta Verapàz region – work to improve their living conditions by protecting their culture and ecosystem.
Micro-region: Coban, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala
Traceability : Cocoa purchased through one of our trusted partners
Cocoa varieties: Local genetics and hybrids of fino de aroma
Roasting: light and short
processing: stone ground, not tanned, not tempered
Collection : July 2022
AROMA : Cardamom, almonds, cocoa, tropical forest
Bitter intensity: medium/high
What it looks like : in cubes. Due to its acriollada genetics, it has a light brown color (it is natural to notice whitish spots on cocoa, especially in summer due to high temperatures - this effect is due to the crystallization of cocoa butter).
packaging: Packaging in FSC certified paper (PAP81) - Place in paper
WHY PURE CEREMONIAL COCOA?
A delicious and nutritious drink made from our cocoa can replace coffee in the morning and contribute to the health of the nervous system, cognitive system and heart. It also contributes to strengthening the immune system thanks to the action of flavonoids, antioxidants present in cocoa. Cocoa is also considered a mood-improver, that is, thanks to the content of the amino acid tryptophan, it helps the production of serotonin, the good mood hormone, thus improving our emotional state. Cocoa contains neurotransmitters and bliss molecules, such as anandamide, an endocannabinoid produced by our body, and which is further stimulated with cocoa, 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.
PREPARE YOUR PERSONAL COCOA AND RITUAL
Cut about 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 chopped cocoa into a saucepan and add the hot water little by little (not boiling, otherwise it will alter the flavor of the cocoa and its properties); mix it until it dissolves completely. Add the remaining water. If you can't 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 or sugar of your choice.
For a functional effect, an excellent solution is the use of medicinal herbs and spices, such as cinnamon, cardamom, chili pepper, ashwagandha, turmeric, ginger and so on.
Finally, prepare your personal space and serve it in your favorite cup. Breathe and set your intentions for a wonderful day or relaxing afternoon.
NUTRITIONAL VALUES PER 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
Fibre: 14 g, Protein: 14 g, Salt: 0.01 g
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. However, we recommend not to exceed 30 g per person. In the case of daily and continuous use, a use of around 10-15 g would be more appropriate. max. Otherwise it is best to use it every other day.
☆ Since it is pure cocoa mass, it becomes a real, 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 LECITINS, WITHOUT ADDED FLAVORS, WITHOUT PRESERVATIVES, WITHOUT MILK, WITHOUT GLUTEN
SHIPPING IN ITALY
Orders are processed within 1-3 days and are shipped from our lab in Olbia, Sardinia. Shipping is free only for Italy over €60.00 with courier deliveries in 2-4 working days (excluding Saturdays, Sundays and holidays). For orders under €60.00, the cost of standard shipping is €4.99 and Express shipping is €9.99 . 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 side, we will prepare all the documents and invoices needed for a smooth custom clearance. You'll receive the tracking number for your reference.
HANDMADE PRODUCED WITH LOVE IN SARDINIA, FROM COCOA BEANS
Cacao buonissimo e potente. Si percepisce l'amore con cui è stato coltivato, raccolto e lavorato.
SUPER CACAO DER BESTE!!!
Cacao buonissimo e spedizione puntuale gentilissimi in tutto bravi
Honestly the best quality and the costumer service is absolutely amazing
This cacao is more subtle, down the earth, and lingers only after swallowing it. For someone who truly loves cacao, I recommend trying it. I would say that this kind is more for the ones who want to experiment with all kinds, and who have an open mind towards what this incredible plant has to offer.
If you are into the sweet, traditional chocolate taste, this one is not for you. This is special!