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Ruk’u’x’Ulew Guatemalan Cacao

Ruk'u'x Ulew are a 100% Mayan owned, all indigenous women’s collective producing artisanal Guatemalan grown ceremonial Cacao.

£22 / 1/2lb Wheel
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100% Pure Ceremonial Cacao

About the Product

Ruk'u'x Ulew is 100% pure and natural. There are no added sugars, sweeteners or preservatives. It's gluten-free and can be consumed by vegans. 

Suitable for Kosher and Halal.

Single Origin

The Guatemalan cacao beans used in this ceremonial cacao are from a single origin family run farm located in Alta Verapaz, Guatemala.


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


Offering deep nourishment and wholesome, grounding energy, It's not just a medicine, it’s a lifestyle...Nature’s natural energy buzz.

X Raw ceremonial cacao / 100% pure cacao paste

Ruk’u’x’Ulew Guatemalan Ceremonial Cacao

Ruk'u'x Ulew 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.

The ceremonial grade cacao beans grown in Alta Verapaz, Guatemala and ground in San Marcos La Laguna, on the shores of Lake Atitlan by Cecilia and the indigenous women’s collective... Each bean is fermented, sun-dried, lightly roasted and peeled by hand. It is milled in small batches and set in beautiful wheels.

Preparing Cacao

How shall I use it?

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

  • 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 shot
A Deep Flavour Profile

How does it taste?

This Guatemalan ceremonial cacao has a deep, rich, LUXURIOUS, bitter cacao flavour with hints of toffee and nuts. As a drink it is heavenly and potent and has a nurturing, wholesome and grounding energy.

Celia Explains

“I love this work, the cacao is a teacher for me. It is not an obligation, it is a loving project. We don’t rush the process, we work patiently. I explain the importance of this to each of the women. Our customers often report that they can feel the love we put into it.”

"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”.

“I see how cacao is helping many people around the world and giving them courage. I owe my all to cacao, I am happy I can help bring this heart medicine to the world.”

The light of the cacao is very special, when we drink her medicine, she opens us up to her spirit. When I work with cacao, I never get tired, it energizes me.”

How to prepare your Cacao

Preparation & Serving

To prepare your Cacao in drink form, first cut the cacao into finely chopped small pieces. The size of the chopped-up cacao should be small pieces that are approximately one quarter of an inch. It can also be smaller than this but shouldn’t be bigger than this.

Once the cacao is chopped up, you can now add hot water to it and then use a whisk or preferably and hand blitzer to emulsify the cacao and water together to form a silky and bubbly liquid. Please note the water “should not” be boiling because the cacao could lose some of its nutrients. It needs to be approximately 60° C. 

You can experiment with the cacao to see how much water you would like to add to the cacao. If you would like it to be thicker, you wouldn’t add as much water.

So how much should you use? Follow our guidelines below using a small scale, teaspoon or measuring cup:

Small: 5 - 10 grams

This is a small amount of cacao, for beginners.

This amount is recommended for people who are new to drinking cacao and for those who do not usually drink caffeine.

It can be used as a way to micro dose cacao. Some people use micro doses everyday, for example micro doses of cacao in the mornings.

Medium: 10 to 25 grams

This amount can be used for people who are more used to drinking cacao or caffeine products.

You will notice some of the stimulating and heart opening effects. 

Large: 25 - 35 grams

This amount is used when someone is wanting to increase their creativity or to meditate.

Someone could take this amount during retreats before mild aerobic activity such as dancing or yoga.

This is a dose that could be given at a cacao ceremony. It can open the heart and bring a release.

There are more options for the amounts you can use, as well as methods to infuse your Cacao, covered in our Preparation and Serving guide.

Finally, we'd encourage you to take a look at our many delicious and warming Cacao Recipes to really get the most out of your Cacao.

Nutrition, Ingredients & Minerals

Nutritional Information


  • Theobroma Cacao - 100% raw cacao / cocoa, Trinitario variety


  • Store in a cool, dry, sealed container away from direct sunlight.

Daily portion sizes:

  • Although there is no set amount we advise no more than 52g of raw cacao in total per day. We offer advisory portion sizes but essentially you must see what works for you.
  • For a Drink: 25-30g of Cacao to 200ml of water is our take on a perfect cacao drink.


  • Although there are no known allergens present in our products and our overseas suppliers promise us due diligence around them, we cannot guarantee there is no cross contamination.
Typical values per 100g
Total Fat (g) 53.00
Saturated fat (g) 32.80
Trans Fat (g) 0.00
Cholesterol (mg) 0.00
Sodium (mg) 20.00
Total Carbohydrate (g) 27.75
Dietry Fiber (g) 14.73
Total Sugar (g) 2.00
Added Sugars (g) 0.00
Protein (g) 14.50
Vitamin D 0.82
Calcium (mg) 90.00
Iron (mg) 6.17
Potassium (mg) 869.00
Calories (kcal) 646.00

Product Reviews

This cacao is almost beyond words it is so utterly delicious and drinking it is like a divine experience, thanks to everyone who has helped to get this wonderful product to my home so I can enjoy it. I am most grateful

Reviewed by Mary on Monday 17th June 2024

Infinite love and gratitude for this blessing of ancient Divine love, healing, and wisdom from the Gods. From the aromatic redolent aroma, to the ambrosial taste. The journey of transcendence, deep connection and heart opening. It’s a magickal, mystical experience, a showering of the Divine love within and around you. Divine decadence. I trust and surrender to the Cacao to know what I need at the time and she always delivers. XXX♾

Reviewed by Sarah on Thursday 29th February 2024

I was so excited to try this cacao and it did not disappoint! I could almost feel the love that is infused when processing the beans. I find it easy to drink and I sometimes imagine myself sitting at the table with the women's collective, sharing joyful moment and sending gratitude to the cacao. Blissful XXX

Reviewed by Marina on Friday 09th February 2024

The energy, smell and taste of this Cacao melts you into a blissful abyss. I thought I could smell honey, definitely a nutty aroma. The taste... just as it smells. It feels like it melts into your inner core. The energy is like that of a goddess, pure, powerful, divine feminine, heartfelt. I like to walk in nature after sipping Cacao, and I felt so connected to mother earth. As though the energy of the Ladies from so far away, was filtering through the sunbeams, in a most sublime way. You must try this exquisite Cacao and melt into Mother Earths warm embrace.

Reviewed by PAULA ALLAM on Wednesday 07th February 2024

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