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

Our Criollo Cacao is lovingly grown and harvested by The Asháninka Tribes and farming communities who are indigenous Amazonian peoples located in Satipo, Junin in the central rainforest of Peru. 

Satipo is in the Vraem area, “Vraem” is the acronym for the Valley of the Apurímac, Ene and Mantaro rivers (Valle de los ríos Apurímac, Ene y Mantaro).

Farmers harvest the crop under the organic production system while also adhering to ceremonial ritual farming and ancestral traditions.

Did you know..

Criollo is known as the finest bean for ceremonial cacao first because of its great historical and spiritual lineage and also because the theobromine is high and the beans are known for their high nutritional content.

This ceremonial cacao has a deep, rich, intense dark chocolate flavour with sharp, citrusy floral notes. As a drink it is heavenly, creamy and potent and has a nurturing and wholesome energy.

Criollo is great for clarity, energy, deep meditation and spiritual journeying.

Raw Ceremonial Cacao / 100% Pure Cacao Paste

Peruvian "Blend" Cacao

Our Peruvian Blend Cacao is lovingly grown and harvested by The Asháninka Tribes and other traditional farming communities located in Satipo in the central rainforest of Peru.

Satipo is in the Vraem area, “Vraem” is the acronym for the Valley of the Apurímac, Ene and Mantaro rivers (Valle de los ríos Apurímac, Ene y Mantaro).

Farmers harvest the crop under the organic production system while also adhering to ceremonial ritual farming and ancestral traditions.

This ceremonial cacao is a wonderful blend of 50% Criollo bean and 50% Trinitario. Together they create something truly magical and unique.

The flavour profile can often vary slightly from time to time but always stays rich, deep and beautiful. This cacao has a bitter, sweet profile which often changes throughout the pallet. As a drink it is luscious and creamy with a subtle, soft and wonderful energy.

Blend is great for calm, clarity, focus and 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 roasted 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.

Daily recommended dose 25g

  • 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