The Cacao Lab Journal

eric fridman
Cacao farmer on his cacao finca with cacao in back

Introducing Cacao Lab Origins: a Journey to the Source

Our journey with Cacao has been incredibly heartening and expansive. We started our journey as many people do, in the enchanting lands of Guatemala. Here, my sister Florencia connected deeply with the spirit of Cacao, and internalized its meaning within the Mayan ceremonial traditions. But as I got deeper into my understanding of the true origin of Cacao and read widely on the genetic lineage of the plant, it became clear that the purest expression of the plant lay further south. New genotyping of Cacao plants from all over the Americas had confirmed what some had only previously speculated: the...

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Florencia Fridman
a cup of cacao, palo santo, and a copal incense stick

How to Prepare for a Cacao Ceremony: Ceremony Series, Part I

Ceremony and ritual have been a part of every culture since the beginning of time. There are many types of ceremonies and rituals, and they all carry a process of preparation, experience, and integration, whether we realize it or not. In order for us to fully access the potential of connection and expansion that Cacao offers us, there are certain steps we can take to receive all the benefits on a physical and energetic level.  According to Andrew Huberman, an American neuroscientist, the preparation process for a good quality sleep begins with the amount of light we receive first thing...

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Jason Proffitt
Pink Flamingo Floaty

The Lab Report, Part IV: Cacao and Summer Skin Health

Learn how Cacao help you stay sun-savvy this summer season

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Brittany Anderson
Colorful tree with roots painting

Asking the Right Questions: Addressing Market Access and Saviorism

How can we do good while empowering communities to meet their own long-term goals? Brittany Anderson explores.

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