Ceremonial cacao drink: All you need to know about the ritual
Updated January 5, 2024.
What is a ceremonial cacao drink?
Cacao is a powerful and ancient plant medicine that has been used for centuries by indigenous cultures for spiritual and medicinal purposes. It is a powerful tool for healing, transformation, and connection to the divine.
Ceremonial cacao is made from the beans of the Theobroma cacao tree, which is native to Central and South America. The beans are dried, roasted, and ground into a paste, which is then mixed with water and other ingredients to create a ceremonial drink. This drink is said to have a variety of health benefits, including improved mood, increased energy, and improved cognitive function.
What happens when you consume ceremonial cacao?
When consumed ceremonially, cacao can be used to open the heart and connect to the divine. It is said to bring clarity and insight and to help us access our intuition and inner wisdom. It can also be used to open up to deeper levels of self-love and acceptance.
Ceremonial cacao today
Ceremonial cacao ceremonies are becoming increasingly popular in the modern world, as more people are looking for ways to connect to their spiritual selves and to the divine. These ceremonies can be held in a variety of settings, from small gatherings to large events. They typically involve a facilitator who guides the participants through the ceremony and often involve music, chanting, and other forms of meditation.
Why did we create our own ritual cacao drink at KAICAO?
Ceremonial or Ritual cacao is made from 100% cacao beans so there is no sweetener added in the process and the drink is made from the whole cacao bean. We have decided to make our own ritual/ceremonial cacao drink because we found ourselves trying many of the ceremonial cacao drinks in the market and all of them had a very difficult taste for beginners that want to start with daily ritual cacao drinking. Therefore we decided to take it upon ourselves to explore this challenge by trying many cacao beans, different roasting profiles, and different stone grinding times. after two months of work, we got to the perfect recipe that is delicious and easy to drink even if it's your first time.
How do we make our ritual cacao at KAICAO?
After searching for fine aroma cacao beans we did some tests with cacao beans from Hacienda Limon, Ecuador which have sweet and earthy flavors, we light roast them to keep all the complex flavors that are in those beans and then we stone grind them for 2 days. we age the final chocolate blocks for 2 months and then we shred the cacao mass into a powder that can be used to make your ritual hot chocolate drink.
Drinking ritual cacao is a great way to relax and connect with yourself. It can be a powerful experience that can help you to open up to your inner wisdom and creativity.
Tips and guidelines on how to drink ritual cacao
- Prepare your space. Before you begin, create a comfortable and inviting space for yourself. Light some candles, play some soothing music and make sure you have a comfortable place to sit.
- Set your intention. Before you begin, take a few moments to set your intention for the ritual. What do you want to get out of it? What do you want to focus on?
- Make the cacao. There are many different ways to make ritual cacao. You can use a traditional method, such as a mocha pot, or you can use a modern method, such as a French press or boiling water. Whichever method you choose,
- Drink the cacao. Once you’ve made the cacao, take a few moments to sit and enjoy it. Sip slowly and savor the flavor. Allow yourself to relax and open up to the experience.
- Reflect. After you’ve finished drinking the cacao, take a few moments to reflect on the experience. What did you learn? How did it make you feel?
Drinking ritual cacao can be a powerful and transformative experience. By following these tips, you can ensure that you get the most out of your ritual.
Ceremonial cacao is a powerful and ancient plant medicine that has been used for centuries by indigenous cultures for spiritual and medicinal purposes. It is a powerful tool for healing, transformation, and connection to the divine. If you are a beginner or an expert in drinking ritual cacao our cacao drink will surprise you with its sweet earthy flavors and delicious taste, start today with the new habit of drinking our ritual cacao.