What Is Ceremonial Cacao?
Welcome to Koracao! We're excited to share with you the wonderful world of ceremonial cacao.
Ceremonial cacao, also known as "ceremonial-grade" or "ritual-grade" cacao, is a type of cacao that is specifically grown, harvested, and prepared for use in spiritual and ceremonial contexts. It has been used for thousands of years by various cultures, including the ancient Maya and Aztecs, for its powerful medicinal and spiritual properties.
Unlike commercial chocolate, which is heavily processed and contains added sugar and other additives, ceremonial cacao is made from raw cacao beans that are minimally processed and have not been treated with chemicals or pesticides. This preserves the natural antioxidants, flavonoids, and other beneficial compounds found in cacao, which have been shown to have a range of health benefits, including reducing inflammation, improving heart health, and boosting mood and cognitive function.
In addition to its physical health benefits, ceremonial cacao is also revered for its spiritual and emotional effects. When consumed in a ceremonial context, often in the form of a hot or cold beverage, it is believed to open the heart and facilitate deeper connections with oneself, others, and the natural world. It is often used in shamanic and other spiritual practices to enhance meditation, healing, and personal growth.
Ceremonial cacao is typically prepared with great care and intention, often incorporating other ingredients such as spices, herbs, and sweeteners to create a unique flavor profile and enhance its effects. It is important to source ceremonial cacao from a trusted and ethical supplier who values sustainable and regenerative farming practices, as well as fair and equitable treatment of the farmers and communities who grow and harvest the cacao.
At Koracao, we are proud to offer high-quality ceremonial cacao products that are sustainably sourced and ethically traded. Our cacao is sourced directly from small-scale farmers and cooperatives in Central and South America who use traditional and regenerative farming methods to cultivate cacao in harmony with the natural environment. We believe that by honoring the ancient traditions and wisdom of ceremonial cacao, we can help promote greater health, healing, and connection for ourselves and the planet.