Our Ceremonial Cacao

We ethically source the finest cacaos making sure they are from small family farms and businesses that practice sustainable agriculture and organic farming methods.
Only the best from Peru

Peruvian Quality Guarantees

Sourcing

Our Peruvian cacaos are sourced from organic, family run farms located in the Peruvian Amazon.

Certification

They have received Organic certifications (NOP, EU, COR) and also Kosher Certified by: Kosher Blu Peru

Production

The raw cacao paste is created at low temperatures never exceeding 42 degrees Celsius, preserving its natural flavours and nutritional qualities.

Raw Ceremonial Cacao / 100% Pure Cacao Paste

Peruvian "Criollo" Cacao

Indulge in our exquisite Criollo Cacao, meticulously cultivated and handpicked by the Asháninka Tribes and local farming communities nestled in the heart of the Amazonian rainforest in Satipo, Junin, Peru.

Satipo lies within the renowned Vraem region, encompassing the valleys of the Apurímac, Ene, and Mantaro rivers—an area steeped in natural splendor and cultural heritage.

The farmers involved in production meticulously nurture these cacao plants using organic methods, honouring ancestral traditions and ceremonial rituals.

Did you know? Criollo cacao holds a distinguished reputation as the premier bean for ceremonial use. Its rich historical and spiritual lineage, coupled with its high theobromine content and exceptional nutritional profile, make it a true treasure.

Experience the depths of flavour in our ceremonial Criollo cacao, boasting an intense dark chocolate essence with hints of vibrant citrusy floral undertones. When sipped as a heavenly, creamy elixir drink its nurturing and wholesome energy envelops the senses.

Unlock clarity, vitality, and profound introspection with Criollo cacao—a companion for deep meditation and transformative spiritual journeys.

Raw Ceremonial Cacao / 100% Pure Cacao Paste

Peruvian "Blend" Cacao

Discover the enchanting allure of our Peruvian Blend Cacao, meticulously nurtured and handpicked by the Asháninka Tribes and traditional farming communities nestled amidst the verdant expanse of Satipo in the central rainforest of Peru.

Satipo, situated within the esteemed Vraem region, where the Apurímac, Ene, and Mantaro rivers converge, serves as the fertile cradle for our prized cacao beans.

Embracing organic production methods and honoring ceremonial ritual farming and ancestral wisdom, our farmers cultivate this sacred crop with utmost reverence.

Crafted from a harmonious blend of 50% Criollo bean and 50% Trinitario, our ceremonial cacao offers a truly magical and distinctive experience.

While the flavor profile may subtly shift with each batch, it consistently delights with its rich, deep, and exquisite essence—a symphony of bitter sweetness that evolves across the palate. When enjoyed as a beverage, it envelops the senses with its luscious creaminess, leaving behind a gentle yet profound energy.

Experience the tranquility, clarity, and heightened focus bestowed by our Peruvian Blend Cacao—a companion for serene moments of contemplation and unwavering concentration.

Only the best from Guatemala

Ruk'u'x Ulew Quality Guarantees

Sourcing

The beans are sourced from a single origin organic, family farm located in Alta Verapaz and made into ceremonial paste in San Marcos La Laguna, Lake Atitlan. 

Sustainable

The single origin organic farm where Ruk'u'x Ulew beans are sourced practice sustainable agriculture to preserve the land, earth, forrest and crop.

Production

Each bean is fermented, sun-dried, lightly toasted and peeled by hand. It is milled in small batches and set in beautiful wheels.

Ceremonial Cacao / 100% Pure Cacao Paste

Ruk’u’x’Ulew Cacao

Ruk'u'x Ulew, pronounced [Roo-Koosh-Ouh-Leh-Ou] is a 100% Mayan owned, all indigenous women’s collective that was founded in 2016 by Cecilia Mendoza Chiyal an indigenous Mayan mother of three, born and raised in San Marcos La Laguna, Lake Atitlán, Guatemala.

Cecilia mentions that the cacao spirit was helped her call in the right energy of women to work with her. “The grandmothers who work with us seem to love it the most. The cacao brings a sense of calm to them, it’s like a meditation. The younger women working here are more open, more creative, they love coming up with different ideas and suggestions”.

Cecilia was given the name Ruk'u'x Ulew [Roo-Koosh-Ouh-Leh-Ou] by the fire spirits as the name for her cacao business. It is a word from her native language, Kaqchikel and translates as ‘Heart of The Earth’. She feels this not only honours her Mayan culture and ancestry but also relays her belief that cacao is a divine representation of the ‘Heart of The Earth.’

This Guatemalan ceremonial cacao has a deep, rich, LUXURIOUS bitter dark chocolate flavour with hints of toffee and nuts. As a drink it is heavenly and potent and has a nurturing and wholesome energy. This paste is made from 100% Trinitario bean.

Ruk’u’x’Ulew is great for connecting to your true self, feeling wholsome and nourished, calm and connected.

Using our Ceremonial Cacao

Use ceremonial cacao in your everyday life for energy and nourishment.

Recommended single dose 25-30g 

Recommended maximum daily intake 50-55g

  • For daily consumption in the form of beverages
  • For cacao ceremonies (in doses of approximately 42 grams per person)
  • For meditation, yoga and other heart centred activities
  • A high-calorie snack during hiking, walking and expeditions.
  • Chopped up and sprinkled on food such as muesli.
  • For tasty desserts or energy balls
  • A natural and nutrient dense pre workout energiser