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Ceremonial Cacao — 100% Cacao Tin (8 oz - granulated)

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Made from the very best heirloom Cacao beans on Earth, sourced from our producer-partners in the ancestral home of Cacao. Simply the best Cacao we've ever tasted — we think you'll agree.

The Cacao beans are raised using regenerative agricultural practices and are traditionally fermented. They are then toasted at low heat to maintain their nutritional value and bring out the delicate floral and fruit notes that the Arriba Nacional variety is so prized for. An incredibly healing yet decadent experience.

Now conveniently granulated for quick prep and easy carry!
Organic
Vegan
No Sugar
Organic
Vegan
No Sugar
Non-GMO
Sustainably-grown
Keto-friendly
Non-GMO
Sustainably-grown
Keto-friendly

What is Arriba Nacional?

Arriba Nacional is the heirloom variety of Ecuadorian Cacao. Known for its delicious floral flavors and pungent aromas, it is but 1% of Ecuador’s Cacao production. This exquisite variety with its complex flavor profile is being replaced by GMO Cacao varieties, which are more homogeneous and higher-yielding but less flavorful and nutritious. Our Cacao is made with what remains of the old-growth Cacao trees still present in the province of Manabí, along the banks of the Portoviejo river.

The Details

Unlike cocoa powder, ceremonial Cacao has not been defatted and requires warm water and thorough blending for it to mix well.

1.  Heat up water to just under boiling

2. While heating up water, begin to chop or grate the ceremonial grade Cacao

3. Mix chopped Cacao with either a tea infusion or hot water using a frother, blender, or whisk.

Quality of water is an important component: filtered water is preferred. 

Attention: We do not add emulsifiers to our Cacao. This may lead to the naturally occurring fats in the Cacao to separate from the solids and create white spots or a thin white layer on your Cacao. This is called blooming and is normal. The properties of the Cacao remain intact and its quality does not change.

A meditation serving is about 1 ounce (28 grams)

A ceremonial serving is about 1.5 ounces (42 grams)

1 kg makes 35 servings

All orders are sent within 1-3 business days from sale. Most packages are sent priority shipping (3-5 days) within the continental US.

We aren't offering expedited shipping right now (1-2 day) because the pricing is just ridiculous. If you need this service, please reach out to us at store@cacaolaboratory.com and we can make it happen.

All subscription orders and all orders over $75 are free!

Because we believe in leaving the planet a little better than we found it, we choose not to create more waste by shipping with disposable ice packs. If your Cacao melts during shipping, it’s totally fine. Simply pop your unopened Cacao in the fridge for about an hour and it will be solid.

Unfortunately, we cannot accept returns because Cacao is a food.

However, we do stand behind our products and will work with you to issue a refund if the product is not to your liking.

Please visit our refund policy page for further information.