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The Three Sisters ceremonial grade cacao is ethically and sustainably harvested by a small team, but mighty team of local farmers in Guatemala.

Each batch of cacao is carefully fermented, dried, and toasted. The artisanal processing of the seeds allows for an extraordinarily high-quality control.

Hand peeling allows women’s collectives to ensure that each bean is in the perfect state.

All of the beans are criollo cacao hybrids cultivated in farmer-owned lands.

Each purchase of our cacao ensures that local farmers can grow organic cacao, continue sustainable indigenous agro-forestry practices, and empower communities by paying them a living wage, and ensuring that their families thrive.

 

1 pound of Organic artisanal fair trade Ceremonial Cacao paste from Guatemala.

 

 

You can choose between 5 single origin Cacaos:

 

Mama Amor

The flavor of this particular kind has been evolved and fermented into fruity, acidic, and noted with caramel bittersweet tones.This cacao is made of various criollo hybrids for a diverse experience, ground and fermented for one week in banana leaves at 550m altitudes. Your purchase supports 15 women of an established collective where they have mastered this ancient art, and continue to refine their craft.

Fermented for 7 days in banana leaves

Women’s collective

Fruit forest village

Diverse criollo hybrids

 

Springs

This cacao magnifies a deep bitterness with coffee and banana accents.This cacao grows among freshwater springs, coffee plantations, and diverse fruit forests. This cacao is very rich, complex, buttery, and has a hint of coffee aroma.

Its fat content surpasses most cacaos in the world due to the abundance of water in the village of “Las Victorias” where it grows. Also because it’s genomic lineage was preserved from industrial hybridization.It’s prepared into paste by a women’s collective at Lake Atitlan.

• Fermented for 10 days in a small wooden

box.

• Diverse agroforestry ecosystem

• Local strain

• Familly owned isolated land

 

Ullulawl

This ancestral cacao is the product of “Tuqtuquilal,” a regenerative center that uses reforestation to empower cacao. The collective is focusing on the exchange of information to develop sustainable living solutions for the benefit of the local Q’eqchi community and visitors alike.

This cacao is grown in the mountain region of Alta Verapaz, close to the famous waterfalls of Semuc Champey, and at the mouth of the Lanquin River.

Selected local criollo Hybrids

Fermented for 9 days in large wooden

cases

Permaculture impact center

Farmers cooperative involving 60 families

Mountian-side cacao forests

Altitude 400-600m

Alta Verapaz region

El Cedro

Nestled in the mountains above Livingston on Guatemala’s Caribbean Coast. Of the Q’echi indigenous group, the ancestors to the Yatz Xol family arrived in the 60’s and 70’s to escape conflict in the highlands, where they have lived as subsistence farmers primarily from slash and burn corn.

Upon learning of the international value of cacao back in 2017, Irma, the matriarch, took the initiative to fill nursery bags and buy seed for their first 800 cacao plants with the help of their five children, led by their eldest son Jayron. With the change in land use from slash-and-burn to cacao agroforestry, the Yatz Xol family notes an increase in their income, as well as a reforested landscape, as the cacao is intercropped with native timber species such as caoba (mahogany), laurel and El Cedro, for which his village is named.

Selected local criollo hybrids

Fermented 10 days in small wooden boxes covered with banana leaves

Family-owned isolated land

Surrounded with wilderness

Altitude 50m

Izabal region

Proximity with Caribbean front

Panan

“Panan” comes from the vocable “Pa Nana” which means “for the mother” from the Tz’utujil “Nana” for the mother or the woman space holder.

Neighbor to Chicacao the village of Panan was probably an ancient place of devotion to the sacred feminine, before colonization. The Name “for the mother” in an ancestral Cacao producing region lets us guess that in ancient times there may have been certain altars and ceremonies specially dedicated to feminin and motherly entities in the area. As it was often the case in Cacao forest in that region, where cacao was commonly associated with goddess figures.

Selected criollo hybrids

Fermented for 6 days in buckets

Family collective

Small landowners

Semi wild fruit forest

Altitude 700m

Suchitepequez région

 

 

Jenn's Favorite Recipe:

6 oz hot water + 40 grams (approx 4 TBSP) of The Three Sisters Ceremonial cacao

Pilloncillo (raw brown sugar) or Monk sugar to taste

Cinnamon stick

Dash of vanilla extract

Dash of chili powder

Your choice of milk

 

*Bring your water to a gentle boil, add your piloncillo, cinnamon stick and allow sugar to disolve.

Once disolved, add in your cacao serving, chili powder and vanilla extract.

Add in your milk and blend.

Set your intention as you make your drink, pour and enjoy!

 

For the smoothest & creamiest results, use a molinillo or a blender safe for hot liquids. You can also use a metal whisk or immersion blender.

Serving size:

One ceremonial dose of cacao is 4tbsps. Follow your intuition and play with your own recipe.

If you’re new to cacao, we recommend using half a ceremonial serving in 5-6oz of water or milk.

Health Properties of Cacao:

The highest level of antioxidants compared to all other food sources. Antioxidants assist in eliminating free radicals in the body, which reduces stress levels.

​Offers a sustainable source energy, theobromine, which is similar to caffeine, but more calm. This stimulates an awakened sense in your whole body that lasts for a few hours without symptoms of coming down.

​Elevates the heart rate (up to 20%!). This stimulation of the heart will lead to a deeper sense of love and well-being emanating from your whole body.

​Is full of minerals necessary for a healthy body: calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron, beta-carotene, omega 6 fatty acids, and amino acids.

​Mood elevating compounds anandamide and tryptophan allow you to access deeper states of euphoria and relaxation.

​Drinking or eating cacao is in of itself pleasurable, relaxing, and uplifting!

 

 

Return Policy

All sales are final and non refundable.

The Three Sisters Ceremonial Grade Cacao Block

$40.00Precio
IVA excluido
  • Jenn's Favorite Recipe:

    6 oz hot water + 40 grams (approx 4 TBSP) of The Three Sisters Ceremonial cacao

    Pilloncillo (raw brown sugar) or Monk sugar to taste

    Cinnamon stick

    Dash of vanilla extract

    Dash of chili powder

    Your choice of milk

     

    *Bring your water to a gentle boil, add your piloncillo, cinnamon stick and allow sugar to disolve.

    Once disolved, add in your cacao serving, chili powder and vanilla extract.

    Add in your milk and blend.

    Set your intention as you make your drink, pour and enjoy!

     

    For the smoothest & creamiest results, use a molinillo or a blender safe for hot liquids. You can also use a metal whisk or immersion blender.

     

    Serving size:

    One ceremonial dose of cacao is 4tbsps. Follow your intuition and play with your own recipe.

    If you’re new to cacao, we recommend using half a ceremonial serving in 5-6oz of water or milk.

     

     

    Health Properties of Cacao:

    The highest level of antioxidants compared to all other food sources. Antioxidants assist in eliminating free radicals in the body, which reduces stress levels.

    ​Offers a sustainable source energy, theobromine, which is similar to caffeine, but more calm. This stimulates an awakened sense in your whole body that lasts for a few hours without symptoms of coming down.

    ​Elevates the heart rate (up to 20%!). This stimulation of the heart will lead to a deeper sense of love and well-being emanating from your whole body.

    ​Is full of minerals necessary for a healthy body: calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron, beta-carotene, omega 6 fatty acids, and amino acids.

    ​Mood elevating compounds anandamide and tryptophan allow you to access deeper states of euphoria and relaxation.

    ​Drinking or eating cacao is in of itself pleasurable, relaxing, and uplifting!

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