Cacao Journal — Cacao Ceremony

Cacao Stewardship = Earth Stewardship 🌎

Jul 15 2019 0 Comments Cacao Cacao Ceremony Cacao Farm Direct Trade Health Impact Sourcing Sustainability

  How you and I relate to cacao is a microcosm of how we relate to issues spanning from the personal to the global. Ceremonial cacao is our sacred activism in response to the backwards ways of the chocolate industry. By choosing ceremonial cacao, we create a social and economic signal that we value: Ecological preservation, by supporting only small family farms using organic and permaculture practices to create thriving habitat for plants, animals, insects and human communities. Respectful relationships with indigenous farmers, shifting the paradigm of unfair labor practices and exploitative commodity prices paid to the majority of cacao...

Our Focus On Sustainability

May 22 2019 0 Comments Belize Cacao Cacao Ceremony Impact Packaging Sustainability

So of course, sustainable design has been a part of Firefly from the very beginning. Engaging in ritual with a plant for my own healing requires a mutually beneficial relationship, so operating with care for our planet is a must. In this issue, I will share more about what we're celebrating and what we're working on.

Guatemalan Mountains of True Peace

May 10 2019 0 Comments Cacao Cacao Ceremony Cacao Farm Direct Trade Guatemala Q'eqchi' Maya Sourcing Travel

To get to their homes and farms, we walked the better part of an hour up and down steep slopes and crossing a precarious cable footbridge across the Cahabón River. We were welcomed with open arms into a place that felt like cacao Narnia. We walked along the river amongst thirty-year-old cacao trees lining the hills, sprouting vibrant red, yellow and green pods. With no electricity or roads in the area, it felt as if we were in a completely different world. Surrounded by nature, we felt peaceful, and calm as we explored the trees and learned about their ancient cacao rituals.
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