Frequently Asked Questions

Check most frequently asked questions here, if you still need help then please contact us at support@koracao.com.

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Due to the nature of our product being consumable we do not accept any returns. We cannot risk any product being contaminated. However we do offer refunds if you are unhappy with your Koracao.

Yes! If you are unhappy with your cacao or it is bad in any way we will refund you within 30 days of purchase. Please email support@koracao.com for a refund.

Shipping

Shipping is usually two to five working days to all of the United States. We proudly ship to all US states and warehouse our product in the US.

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Our cacao contains only one ingredient: cacao. It is made from 100% pure whole-bean cacao paste, which remains solid at room temperature. We do not add anything or remove anything from it.

Cacao powder is like instant coffee compared to espresso - a weak imitation.

At Soma, we create our cacao paste by handpicking, fermenting, sun-drying, lightly roasting, and grinding the fruits of the theobroma cacao tree into a paste. Once it sets, we chop it and offer it to you.

On the other hand, cacao powder (also known as cocoa powder) undergoes a more intensive process to extract cacao butter from the paste. This makes the cacao powder less flavorful and less rich in fat content, which is essential for the transmission of the neuro-active compounds. Research has shown that the commonly used method to produce cocoa powder (dutch-processing) significantly reduces the levels of beneficial physiological compounds.

Cacao is widely regarded as the most nutrient-dense and chemically complex food on Earth, offering an abundance of health benefits. In fact, we have dedicated an entire page to cacao benefits to share with you all the ways it can improve your well-being. To summarize, cacao is a superfood that can enhance your mood, improve heart health, boost endurance, suppress your appetite, and more. These benefits have been scientifically proven and are truly remarkable.

Koracao is the best form of cacao on the planet, organic, ceremonial grade. Not heated at high temperatures to preserve its medicinal properties.

 

Move over coffee, there's a new energy source in town and it's called cacao! Unlike coffee, cacao is a smooth operator that won't leave you crashing and burning after a quick burst of intensity. While coffee gets you all jittery and stressed out thanks to the cortisol it produces, cacao's active ingredient, theobromine, is here to save the day. Theobromine reduces cortisol, so you can relax and enjoy the ride. Plus, cacao's got your heart pumping with joy by stimulating your cardiovascular system and opening up your blood vessels. This means more blood flow, more oxygen, and less stress on your blood pressure. 

Let's talk about the confusing world of "cacao" and "cocoa". It's like a never-ending game of which one to use, right? Well, fear not! We've got the scoop. Here's the deal: "cacao" should be reserved for the pods, beans, and ground contents of those beans (aka cacao nibs or whole bean cacao paste), while "cocoa" is used for the powder that's left over after pressing out the fat. But wait, there's more! Nowadays, "cacao" is also used to describe powder that's been processed at a low temperature or even raw. While raw cacao is a healthy supplement, it doesn't have the same psychoactive compounds as whole bean cacao paste and it's definitely missing that delicious flavor and texture. But hey, don't take our word for it! You've got to taste and feel the difference for yourself. So go ahead, try 'em both and let your taste buds be the judge.

 

We have multiple methods we recommend, the easiest is melting cacao and milk into your pan then putting it into your blender to get rid of any bits. Read the preperation guide here.

Unlike other plant medicines that make you see unicorns and rainbows (we're looking at you, peyote, psilocybin mushrooms, and ayahuasca), cacao won't take you on a trip to a different dimension. Instead, a daily dose of cacao will give you a gentle energy boost, like a warm hug from your grandma, but without the jitters or anxiety of caffeine. In fact, our customers report feeling super chill and zen after indulging in our cacao goodness.

But wait, there's more! As you increase your cacao intake, you may experience even more psychological effects. Some people report feeling tender or vulnerable, while others feel pure joy and euphoria. It's like a surprise party for your taste buds and your mind! So why not join the party and try it out for yourself? The effects may vary from person to person and day to day, but one thing's for sure: cacao is a treat for your senses and your soul.

Because it is traditionally used in a ceremonial setting with intention for healing.

These days, a "cacao ceremony" is like a choose-your-own-adventure book, but with more chocolatey goodness. You can mix and match activities like intention-setting, personal-development, creative expression, and spiritual exploration with your cacao fix for a personalized experience that's all your own. Want to go solo and sip your cacao in silence? Go for it! Feeling social and want to share your cacao love with a group? Gather your friends and let the good times roll!

And the best part? There are no rules! 

Here's a friendly reminder: while cacao is usually the hero of our taste buds and our mood, it may not be the best partner for antidepressants. In fact, some antidepressants like MAOIs and SSRIs may clash with cacao and cause a nasty headache or even worse, serotonin syndrome, which can be really serious.

You see, cacao paste contains tryptophan and MAO inhibitors, which can intensify the effects of antidepressants when combined. So if you're on antidepressants, it's probably best to save your cacao indulgence for later. We know it's hard to resist the temptation of chocolate, but your health and wellbeing come first. Stay safe, stay healthy, and remember: there's always a time and place for cacao!

Q: Is cacao fattening? A: Cacao does have a relatively high fat content compared to coffee, which has zero fat. However, the assumption that eating fat will make us fat is no longer supported by research.

Q: Can I still drink cacao if I'm trying to lose weight? A: Yes, you can still drink cacao if you're trying to lose weight. In fact, high-fat, low-carb diets tend to be more effective for weight loss and other health benefits compared to low-fat diets.

Q: How many calories are in a cup of cacao? A: A regular cup of cacao, prepared with a dash of oat milk and a teaspoon or two of honey, is equivalent in calories to a small latte.