Congratulations on discovering the purest, healthiest, most potent, special "chocolate" in the world. If you have purchased a brick of Keith's Cacao you have made an excellent choice!
For centuries, indigenous peoples in Mesoamerica consumed Cacao as a beverage. The cacao beans were roasted, ground into a paste, and mixed with water to create a bitter chocolate drink. Cacao was so highly valued for its nutritional density and medicinal properties it was even used as currency.
Today, science concurs that Pure Ceremonial Grade Cacao is a fantastic superfood with astonishing benefits for your physical health. And thanks to our founder Keith Wilson, the catalyst for the modern-day Ceremonial Cacao movement, more and more people -like you- are being introduced to the magic of Pure Cacao; and enjoying the benefits!
If you're new to drinking Ceremonial Cacao, it can be hard to imagine how this solid paste block becomes a perfect, deliciously lush beverage. This guide is your starting point, providing you with everything you need to know to begin using your Cacao brick and unlocking the transformative potential of this extraordinary natural elixir.
Let your Ceremonial Cacao journey begin!
Ceremonial Cacao has a distinctive taste that is quite different from regular processed chocolate. It is rich, it is earthy, it is bitter. Keith's Cacao is 100% pure, made with intent, from purposely selected minimally processed beans. With unmatched batch-to-batch consistency, Keith's Cacao is probably the finest Ceremonial Cacao in the world. And it tastes like it!
First tasters are often amazed by how a few grams of Keith's Cacao mixed with nothing but hot water yields a beverage with such a full, rich, satisfying flavor. The video below is a step-by-step guide on how to do just that. You may love it so much you will want to always drink it like that. Or, you may not! Remember: there is no right way to make Cacao, there is only your way. So long as you do not overcook and undermix your Cacao, you can make up your own perfect cup of hot or cold drink with Keith's Cacao any way you like it. Scroll down for inspirational ideas and recipes.
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TIPS FOR THE PERFECT CUP
Srimanju Katragadda likes to add cinnamon, paprika, or lion's mane to her cup
Adriana Jimenez sometimes throws in sage-steamed nutmeg, turmeric, sea salt & marigold into the blend
Jo de Rosa adds homemade cashew milk for a very creamy and luxurious texture
Samara Hana's preferred additions to her Cacao drink are tahini and dates!
Deb Jennings has created a recipe which includes rose tea, spices, honey and plant-based creamer
Let's talk dosages and uses! Here are the recommendations of Keith Wilson, founder of Keith's Cacao and catalyst for the modern-day Cacao Movement. This is the most expert advice on the net!
NOTE: Cacao is a diuretic, causing slight dehydration. It is advisable to drink plenty of water. In addition, some people find that larger amounts of Cacao tend to have mild laxative effects 4-7 hours later. This is normal, but if unpleasant, it can be a gentle message to use less Cacao the next time.
Have you purchased a brick of Keith's Cacao and prepared yourself a cup of this amazing elixir yet? Congratulations! Now it's time to delve deeper into the magical world of working with this sacred plant medicine.
May your Ceremonial Cacao journey bring you healing, insight, joy, and connection!
Keith's Cacao is the world's original Ceremonial Cacao. You can find out more about how and why Keith Wilson founded Keith's Cacao and became the catalyst for modern-day Ceremonial Cacao movement here.
Keith Wilson has written extensively on all things Cacao. You can find excerpts of his deep and broad knowledge and wisdom on our Blog.
For a wealth of interesting and informative videos visit our YouTube channel.