Cacao is a heart opening plant, high in iron and magnesium. Our medicine is Intended for ceremonial use. Cultivated and shared with love from the Peruvian Amazon.
Our cacao is grown in Puerto Maldonado, Peru.
Directly working with our farm owner and family.
Remembering and honoring the connection between the heart and the land
Ordering cacao means carrying the medicine with honor. Therefore Included in your purchase is an intro to preparation, guidance on how to work with cacao and complimentary session on integrating this medicine.
Harvesting ripened fruit and removing the seeds from the cacao pods.
Fermented grains are spread, allowing the sun and air to reduce the humidity of the beans.
3-5 days of fermentation process to intensify the potency of the aroma.
Defines the preferred aroma and color of the chocolate.
Removing the shell of the cacao until left to seed or broken down to nibs.
The process of solid pieces converts to a paste formation of the cacao (chocolate).
Colonization, Reciprocity, Why we carry cacao.
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Before reaching out, contact your local delivery service for more information on re eiving chcolate or food from Peru. Our local service collaborates with your national delivery services.
A natural sugar separation process, whereby over time white circles start to appear on the cacao. This is totally normal. If you are unhappy with thelook of the cacao, you can melt it and repackage it.
The secret to our tasty cacao is the essence - literally, the aroma is captured and air is removed, maintaining a potency. To avoid any humidity or mold from forming in the jungle, we make use of plastic containers. Until we have enough funds for high quality containers, this is the only solution.
Our cacao is made to order. Consider a 15 day wait before shipping. This allows us to harvest according to the lunar cycle, mill on sunny days as well as communicate the order confirmation.
We have personally not kept cacao packaged for longer than 3 months. we produce to order and in the jungle. We suggest you keep the cacao in an airtight, cool and clean space to avoid any contamination.Since our cacao is pure and dry, it is not possible for mould to form (without water). Should yours develop, it is your responsibility to practice discernment or make your next purchase.
Jane and Artidoro come from Pucallpa, Ucayali and belong to The Amahuaca indigenous community in Puerto Maldonado. Both practice herbal healing and found cacao through key friends who inspired them to grow cacao in Puerto Maldonado. When demand increases, their daughter and son return to the jungle to help produce more cacao ready to send where needed. Living in the jungle was the dream and now they enjoy returning visitors by guiding them through the trees and up the mountain, to share the vision.