1. add 15-20 gram (2 tbsp) cacao for a casual dose.
Note that is is personal as you can make it more or less strong. Everybody is different and we all have different sensitivities. This is a safe and accessible dose. If you don't have a scale: 1 tablespoon = ±10gr cacao flakes.
2. add 150ml hot water.
70°C is warm enough to melt the cacao well and a good temperature to drink.
3. add a pinch of cayenne, cinnamon and/or cardamom.
Or any other spices that you like. Optionally sweeten to taste with honey, cane/coconut sugar, agave syrup, etc. For the first time pure cacao can be quite intense for some, but after a few drinks most people get used to the taste and enjoy the pure aromas.
4. blend into a frothy drink!
Using a frother or (hand)blender is an easy way to create a perfect serve with nice bubbles and a delicious aroma. The Maya and Aztecs where already known for making cacao drinks with thick layers of foam.Enjoy the aromas and sip with a smile ☺.