What Is Ceremonial Cacao

Thousands of years ago, native Mesoamerican cultures considered cacao a sacred and ritualistic plant, which was consumed during virtually every ceremony of importance. Today’s western-style cacao ceremonies were inspired by the same ancient cultures. These rituals use cacao as a tool to connect with the Self and with the spirits, to relax or stimulate the body, for internal discovery, for clearing the mind, for recharging the soul and healing stagnant emotions.

How Is Ceremonial Cacao Made?

How Is Ceremonial

Cacao Made?

The difference between regular cacao and ceremonial grade cacao is the way it has been processed and prepared. For ceremonial cacao, the processing is kept as minimal and pure as possible. Freshly harvested beans are fermented and then dried, but never roasted. 

The husks are removed from the dried beans to leave broken cacao nibs. These nibs are then ground into a thick paste. The paste is molded and cooled into solid blocks, then it’s ready to be used as ceremonial cacao. A block like this is similar to 100% chocolate with no sugar added, but it is created simply, without conching or tempering. 

The main intention is to leave the cacao in its most natural state, retaining all the precious nutrients and energies that cacao may offer, nothing added nor removed.

What About UBUD RAW Cacao?

Once the beans are delivered to UBUD RAW, we dry them, remove the shells and grind them at minimal temperatures, to preserve the nutritional and biochemical integrity of beans. Each stage of the process is performed with love and intention to create the most delicious and medicinally potent raw ceremonial grade cacao that can be experienced.

We believe our UBUD RAW ceremonial cacao is one of the world’s finest quality ceremonial grade cacaos that exist. It is created to support personal growth, spiritual exploration, deep inspiration and connection with the Divine, according to each person’s own beliefs and practices.

In Bali, the Island of the Gods, ceremonies are an integral part of traditional daily life. To elevate the spirit contained within the cacao, our farmers begin each day with prayers and offerings to Mother Earth and to their gods before interacting with the trees. Each farm has a ‘pelinggih’ or shrine, where they offer devotions which are unique to Balinese culture. UBUD RAW ceremonial grade cacao is made from certified organic cacao grown in Bali. Each farmer grows and harvests from their own land within their village, and then all the local beans are gathered together at the cooperative for collective fermentation. This is to make sure this important process is standardized to meet our quality requirements. We work closely with our farmers, supporting their passion to produce the best quality beans, and we pay prices that are consistently higher than the volatile commodity market value.

Once the beans are delivered to UBUD RAW, we dry them, remove the shells and grind them at minimal temperatures, to preserve the nutritional and biochemical integrity of beans. Each stage of the process is performed with love and intention to create the most delicious and medicinally potent raw ceremonial grade cacao that can be experienced.

We believe our UBUD RAW ceremonial cacao is one of the world’s finest quality ceremonial grade cacaos that exist. It is created to support personal growth, spiritual exploration, deep inspiration and connection with the Divine, according to each person’s own beliefs and practices.

“Once the beans arrive at UBUD RAW, they are peeled, ground and packaged without any tempering (which requires extra heating), and without adding or removing anything, resulting in 100% pure cacao, that has been locally sourced in a 100% ethical way”

UBUD RAW CHOCOLATE & CACAO

Benefits of

Ceremonial Cacao

UBUD RAW Ceremonial Grade Cacao has been tested by an independent laboratory to be LOW on Heavy Metals (according to both EU and US Standards)

ID-BIO-149
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