Cacao Journal — Health

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...

The Power of Cacao and Mushrooms

Apr 24 2019 0 Comments Adaptogen Belize Cacao Health Medicinal Mushroom

Last winter, I noticed that our Medicinal Mushroom cacao quickly became our most popular as the seasons changed. For several years I had been making various medicinal mushroom teas with reishi and chaga that I wild harvested, and I became curious about combining them with cacao. My first experiments led me to learn far more about mushrooms than I knew previously, and I became fascinated with the incredible adaptogenic properties of a wide variety of medicinal mushrooms. I also discovered cacao is an ideal carrier to help my system absorb the mushrooms, and that the flavor profiles are a perfect match with our Belizean cacao.