Ceremonial grade cacao

Cacao ceremonies become more popular and exist in many forms and shapes. Something we can only support with all our heart. Working with cacao in different healing and connecting practices is a beautiful combination. If you want to join a cacao ceremony we happily connect you to our network and you can check our planned events as well.

All our cacao is ceremonial grade quality although we not always promote it under this title. Feel free to ask us anything about our cacao and if you’re interested in a ceremonial block.

 
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It is not exactly clear how the native people in Mesoamerica held their ceremonies, but central was sharing the medicine of cacao and worshipping of deities. Today ceremonies exist in various settings including a spiritual ritual. Some focus more on meditation, others more on dancing and connecting. We’re grateful that our cacao is enjoyed in different ceremonies.

Prepare a ceremonial brew

Sharing a cacao drink is of course an important part which is used as a plant medicine rather than a delicious treat. Different blends of spices are used like chili/cayenne pepper which increases the effect of cacao and speeds up the intake by your body. Cacao is called the medicine of the heart and having a heart opening effect. This can be experienced in ceremonies but also by drinking cacao more casually by yourself. Interesting is that this experience is in line with the physical effects that cacao has on your heart muscle and cardiovascular system.

The energy and effect of cacao can be experienced as a very soft touch. A ceremony is a great opportunity to connect with the plant in a sacred way. In Western cultures we’re not used to see plants as sacred or allocate them certain powers, although more people become interested in what we can learn from plants. Knowledge of native cultures is valued more and plants become more popular as ‘medicine’. And for good reasons, if not only creating great experiences, they are incredibly healthy too.

 
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Cacao dosage

In cacao ceremonies a larger dose than normal is used. There is not one fixed dose as it depends on the person and the strength of the cacao. You can experiment yourself which dose works good for you depending on your body weight and sensitivity. In general ceremonial doses range from 25gr to 42gr.

Some like the pure taste of cacao to connect to the medicine, some prefer a mix with spices (chili/cayenne, vanilla, ginger, cardamom, turmeric, cinnamon, maca, moringa, chaga, turkey tail, reishi, lion’s mane), it’s all possible. Ceremonial cacao drinks are always water based. Cow milk is avoided in general being an animal product and because it reduces the effect of cacao. If you don't want to use water you could use almond or soy milk instead, for example for golden cacao milk.

*Always drink enough water to avoid a headache or ‘hangover’. Cacao has a dehydrating effect that is sometimes overlooked in ceremonies.