Cacao Puro 100% Ceremonial

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Reposición estimada de existencias: finales de agosto de 2022/principios de septiembre de 2022

Aventúrate en ti mismo y en tu conexión con la Madre Tierra con este relajante cacao. Al beber este cacao, puede experimentar un fortalecimiento de su sentido interno de conexión con la naturaleza, crear rituales y ceremonias para la tierra y encontrar el equilibrio con todas sus relaciones.

Colombia Conectada lleva las oraciones y energías de la tribu de los Arhuacos. Viviendo en las montañas de la Alta Sierra Nevada Santa Marta, Colombia, se ven a sí mismos como una parte no dual de la Tierra, no separada: por lo que cuidar la Tierra es cuidar toda la existencia. Mantienen el equilibrio planetario realizando pagos rituales, o pagamento, a la Tierra por sus servicios.

El pueblo Arhuaco cultivaba cacao hace más de seiscientos años, antes de la colonización de las Américas. Cuando perdieron sus tierras ancestrales, con el tiempo sus tradiciones cacaoteras se desvanecieron. Con su territorio recientemente reconocido como un "ser vivo" y recibiendo protección federal, han recuperado el acceso a su territorio ancestral de cultivo de cacao, y su conocimiento del cacao está volviendo con fuerza para ser compartido con nosotros. Este es uno de los primeros cacaos que han cultivado.

Ingredients

Organic Cacao Beans from Colombia

Mood

Luxurious, Cozy, Nourishing

Best For

Grounding and Peacefulness

Flavor Profile

Coffee, Bark, Graham Crackers (these are tasting notes, not ingredients)

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136 reviews
  • Pamela W.
    Verified Buyer
    11 seconds ago
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    I found the “One”

    This is the third Cacao that I’ve tried with Ora Ceremonial Cacao. I always open the bag close enough to my face, that I can get the full effect of the flavour profile. Connected Columbia smells like a Hug from inside to me.

  • Lorrie P.
    Verified Buyer
    1 week ago
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    SOOO GOOD!

    Love it

  • Christine R.
    Verified Buyer
    1 week ago
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Decadent pleasure

    For me personally I am transitioning from coffee to cacao. I was in Peru and experienced loving ceremonies with this heart opening gift from Pachamama. Don't get me wrong I do like coffee and I was experiencing it with gratitude and love as well with a morning practice but since learning of and drinking this exceptional nectar from this amazing tree/seed and the way it is harvested with such reverence it has taken its place front and center in my morning practice.

    In gratitude I send my appreciation to all those who grow/make/assist /manage and deliver such excellence to those of us who find great joy and embrace and accept such nutritional value to our bodies , minds and souls . Aho

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  • The lush rainforest where the cacao is grown

  • A cacao farmer showing us the delicate cacao flowers

  • Opening the cacao pod to reveal the cacao beans inside

  • Wearing traditional dress while fermenting cacao

The Arhuaco tribe of the Tairona people (also including the Kogi, Wiwa, and Kankuamo tribes) grows this cacao as sacred medicine in the spectacular Sierra Nevada mountains of Colombia, which rise from sea level to 18,700 feet in a mere 26 miles.

Their non-dual spiritual beliefs guide them to see themselves as an integral part of Earth, rather than as separate: so caring for Earth is caring for all of existence. Living at what they believe to be the heart of the Earth, they maintain planetary balance and harmony by making ritual payments during intricate meditation exercises, to the Earth in gratitude for her services. Like silk wrapped around your heart, drink this cacao to strengthen your inner sense of connection.

The Arhuacos people grew cacao over six hundred years ago, prior to colonization of the Americas. When they lost their ancestral lands, over time their cacao traditions faded. With their territory recently recognized as a "living being" and receiving federal protection, they have regained access to their ancestral cacao growing territory, and their knowledge of cacao is coming back strong to be shared with us. This is some of the very first cacao they’ve grown.

The Arhuaco tribe’s work with cacao was re-ignited when a Colombian coffee trader working in Japan returned to his homeland to see if he could export cacao. Together with his help, the tribe received a USAID grant to build a fermentation facility and to plant cacao trees from seeds harvested from old trees in their ancestral territory. Firefly supported the project beginning in 2019 as a cacao purchaser, and assisted the cacao farmers in getting organic certification which became official in 2021. In January 2022 we’ll be traveling to visit the region and participate in a genetic analysis of the cacao trees here.

Today, the Arhuacos farmers make 58% more income by processing their own cacao rather than selling to other buyers. For a community in which cacao is the main source of income for 9 out of 10 farmers, and where 73% of the people live below the Colombian poverty line, this increase in income makes a big difference in the quality of life for families and furthers the sustainability of this incredible culture.

Each community no matter the size of the Arhuaco tribe has a mamo, or spiritual leader. All told there are probably 400 mamos. They laugh at the notion of a biography of any single one of them, because the mamos work as a group collective consciousness, all together. They gather together at important locations to meet in council, and the nine mamos who lead each council are dynamically divined at each gathering. Many mamos will never leave the Sierra Nevada, while others will go out into the world. The spiritual leaders are easily recognized by their unique hats. The Arhuaco live near flatter mountain peaks, so their hats reflect this, in comparison to the Kogis who live near sharper mountain peaks. The Wiwa live closer to the sea and use straw for their hats.

When I asked one of their mamos about what I should share with my community about working with cacao, he shared with me this advice: “To learn about a plant medicine, start with honoring and appreciating her, and feel that in her heart. Ask her to tell you about her, what her messages are, if you sit and listen, she’ll tell you her story.” The description we have here just scratches the surface of the unique world view of the Arhuacos people. Watch the video below to learn more about the world view of the Arhuacos in their own words.

  • Metric tons purchased

    27

  • Peak Harvest Time

    MARCH TO MAY

  • Acres of Cacao

    983

  • Organic Farmers

    7

Preparing Your Cacao

  • Step 1

    Combine about 25 cacao discs with a touch of sweetener (or drink pure).

  • Step 2

    Add 3/4 cup (6oz) hot water, tea, or mylk (~180F).

  • Step 3

    Use a blender or electric frother to mix for 10 seconds.

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Answers to Frequent Health Questions

What are the Nutrition Facts?

Is Your Cacao Tested for Heavy Metals?

Yes! We take heavy metals in cacao very seriously and have been testing long before the recent media attention on the topic.

All of our cacao has no detectable levels of lead. Lead is a post harvest contaminant that is introduced onto cacao beans through air and soils pollution. Since we source from remote and pristine regions with exacting standards, we have never had any presence of lead in our cacao tests.

All of our cacao also tests well below the legal limits for cadmium. Cadmium is present in many soils and impacts much of the food that we eat. Even if you were to consume cacao daily and it had the legal limit of cadmium in it, experts estimate that is would contribute at most 10% of your daily cadmium intake that comes from other grains and vegetables.

We've been talking with people daily to assure them that they will not die from heavy metals poisoning because of their love of chocolate. We strongly believe big chocolate needs to be held accountable for poor quality of their products. We're also disappointed that a lot of the recent media didn't contextualize the many cadmium sources people have in their diets (not just cacao), and that there are very large factors of safety that are used to determine the legal limits.

Here's a good third party perspective on the topic: https://arstechnica.com/health/2023/11/despite-spooky-consumer-reports-testing-metals-in-chocolates-arent-scary/

Is Cacao A Stiumulant?

Ceremonial cacao is a great coffee replacement because it offers a grounded energy boost without the jitters and crash. You can fully or partially substitute your cup of coffee with a cup of cacao. If you are new to cacao we recommend drinking it before 2pm so that the stimulant effect has time to clear before you need to sleep.

The dominant stimulant molecule in cacao is theobromine, which is a a cardiac stimulant, as opposed to caffeine which is a nervous system stimulant. Theobromine is also a vasodilator (it relaxes blood vessels), so it has a neutral effect on blood pressure. The improved circulation from cacao is excellent for cardiac health, and improves absorption of the nutrients in cacao and superfoods that it is paired with.

Overall, theobromine is only about one quarter as stimulating as caffeine, and it has a much longer half life in the liver, meaning that it's effect on the body is softer and longer for sustained energy.

How Does Cacao Affect Mood?

In the long term, regularly working with ceremonial cacao can have therapeutic health benefits that include creating new neural pathways that change our daily experience to include more joy, love, and connection.

That's because cacao is full of beneficial neurotransmitters and neuro-modulators. It also contains reuptake inhibitors that block the pathways that our bodies normally use to break down and recycle these beneficial mood altering molecules, so the good mood lasts for longer.

Some of the top mood altering molecules in cacao include:

Anandamide is commonly referred to as the bliss molecule, and is associated with the runner’s high effect.

Phenylethylamine (PEA) gives the perception of time slowing down, and helps with excitement, alertness, attention.

Norepinephrine is commonly referred to as the joy molecule. It is both a neurotransmitter and a hormone.

Serotonin - Helps with wellbeing, and creates resistance to stress. Cacao also has MOA inhibitors that inhibit reuptake of serotonin.

Dopamine - Gives feelings of motivation and pleasure. Cacao also has MOA inhibitors that inhibit reuptake of dopamine.

Due to these molecules and many others, when you drink ceremonial cacao you may feel expansive, blissful, connected to self and/or others, inspired, connected to your intuition & vision, connected to spirit, grounded, you may have emotions arise, and you may experience the movement of stuck energy. Gives the perception of time slowing down.

What Minerals Does Cacao Have?

Consuming cacao can replenish minerals vital to our body. Magnesium is chronically deficient in the majority of western diets, and cacao is the highest naturally occurring source. Magnesium is used in all key brain functions, especially memory and concentration. It is also beneficial for the function of the heart, acting to relax blood vessels and decrease strain. Besides magnesium, cacao is also the highest naturally occurring source of chromium, and also high in copper, calcium, manganese, zinc, sulfur, iron, and phosphorus.

Are there any Contradindications?

Cacao is contraindicated with SSRIs. Unfortunately that means many people struggling with depression and other mental illnesses cannot take cacao because of the SSRI’s they are medicating with. There is potential that people may be able to partially reduce their SSRI medication intake and supplement with ceremonial cacao, however medical studies on this need to be done to establish a verifiable protocol.

Besides this, we highly recommend being well hydrated before, during, and after drinking cacao.

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