Micro-region – Cooperatives run by Q'eqchi' and Pocomchi' Mayan people
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 comes from the rainforests of Guatemala, where FEDECOVERA, an association of indigenous farming families of the Q'eqchi 'and Pocomchi' ethnic group 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 directly through one of our trusted specialized partners
Varieties of cocoa: Local genetics and hybrids of fino de aroma
Roasting: light and short
Processing: stone ground, untanned, untempered
Collection: July 2022
AROMA: Cardamom, almonds, cocoa, tropical forest
Bitter intensity: medium / high
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) - Confer in the paper
WHY DRINK PURE COCOA IN THE MORNING
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.
HOW TO PREPARE IT:
Shred about 15-20 g of cocoa according to your personal preferences, with the help of a knife. Heat some water (equivalent to a large tea cup - 180-200 ml) or if you prefer, use a vegetable drink of your liking.
Pour the freshly chopped cocoa into a saucepan, and gradually add the hot water (not boiling, otherwise it alters the flavor of the cocoa and its properties); stir it until it is 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 to 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 € 55,00, 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
This cocoa is the perfect companion for my rituals or just healthy daily treats. I love its neutral taste with the right amount of bitterness, simply another love story. Thank you guys for bringing it to Italy and making it available for all of us.
This Cacao is a warm gift to my heart. I'm delighted for having purchased it and I suggest this product to everyone needs a deep, energetic help to the soul.
a bit stronger tasting than others it seems, but always the same beautiful experience of sharing with the loved ones
CEREMONIAL COCOA Q'EQCHI '· GUATEMALA