Using Our Cacao
Our Cacao is made from organic cacao beans from the Peruvian Amazon. There is nothing added to the mixture - this is pure 100% ceremonial Cacao.
You can use it daily as a substitute for coffee by making a hot chocolate drink using about 20-25gms per day of the Cacao depending on your needs. It can be made with water or milk and you can add chilli powder, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, or whatever you desire to spice it up.
Cacao Liquor is naturally bitter and is best sweetened with honey, agave syrup or maple syrup.
Cacao also makes it a versatile cooking ingredient and can be added to any sauces, curries, stews and casseroles to bring a depth and richness of flavour a la Mexican cooking - called Mole
For those chocolatiers and pastry chefs amongst you, you can alchemise our Cacao Liquor into interesting chocolate and deserts.
For Ceremonial Use
You need 42gms of Cacao Liquor and 250ml water per person.
Bring water to the boil and once it is boiling add the cacao and stir until it dissolves, bring the water to simmer and stir till the mixture has thickened. It is advised not to frequently use Cacao ceremonially as 42gms can be heavy on the adrenals after a while.
Our Cacao keeps for a year when stored in a cool dark cupboard (but airtight) and much longer if stored in a freezer.
We recommend experimenting with the Cacao Liquor and nurture your own relationship with this amazing, versatile and delicious plant medicine.
Love Rebekah Shaman