Firefly has been buying cacao from Belize for almost 6 years!
This is the sole ingredient in Boundless Belize Pure 100% Cacao, Firefly’s first ceremonial cacao.
Our three visits to Belize were formative in our understanding of cacao, social impact, and our values as a Company.
We’ve developed real friendships and partnerships with indigenous Q'eqchi' and Mopan Maya families.
We’ve significantly invested in projects to improve cacao cultivation in the region.
We’ve even enjoyed cacao inside of sacred caves and camped out amongst cacao trees!
Read on to learn more about the backstory of Firefly’s first ceremonial cacao: Boundless Belize Pure 100% Cacao!
Direct Relationships in Belize
When we visited Punta Gorda right on the Caribbean ocean in the foothills of southern Belize, we had the privilege of staying with several farming families. 75% of the farming families are indigenous Q’eqchi’ and Mopan Maya, and they grow their cacao trees with deep respect and understanding of the local ecology. Their knowledge of the rainforest was impressively vast, as cacao is one of many crops they plant.
Walking through the rainforest with them is like walking through a living medicine cabinet. The farmers will bring home various plants not just for cooking but also to cure injuries and diseases. This intricate knowledge of the forest as a living ecosystem is an essential part of the long-term stewardship of tropical rainforest regions. Many cacao farms are directly adjacent to rainforest preserves.
Social Impact & Community Investment
Additionally, Firefly long-ago invested in a permaculture demonstration farm in Belize to pioneer innovative agroforestry techniques, advance cacao cultivation in the region, and propagate heirloom seedlings.
Because it is very risky for farmers to experiment, this permaculture project demonstrates new techniques first and assures farmers that it’s safe for them to try these new techniques on their farms too. This results in higher-quality cacao for the region
Over the years in Belize, we've seen first-hand the social impact of cacao. We've participated in a social impact audit to examine exactly how farmers' lives are elevated by cacao purchasing. We've also learned about micro-loan programs, such as Kiva and how those loans are administered to farmers, helping them across all areas of their lives.
Drink Boundless Belize
Journey deep into personal inquiry with this magical cacao grown amidst rainforests that cover ancient Mayan pyramids. Peel back the layers of your boundless self with meditation, ritual, and self-inquiry as you drink this pure ceremonial cacao.
Our complementary cacao, Mystical Mushroom, is also made with Pure 100% Cacao from Belize. If you're looking to connect to both the expansiveness of Boundless Belize along with immune support, this cacao is a superb ally.
With Love, Gratitude, & Cacao,
Jonas & The Firefly Family
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