Our Cacao comes from our good friend Deya at CacaoAmor. It is 100% Artisan and Ceremonial Grade, meaning it comes from heirloom trees of wild heritage.
It is hand harvested and all the processing is by hand with so much love. Our paste is made from Cacao seeds of hundred percent native trees from Balao, Ecuador. Trees that are unique to this region, and fall under the category of 'Arriba Nacional', the most rare Cacao variety, recognized globally for its unique and gorgeous flavor profiles!
Cacao is delicate and complex, the way it is prepared makes all the difference between a Cacao with high nutritional value and intact antioxidant properties and a block of ground cacao beans. At CacaoAmor they believe that for cacao paste to be classified 'Ceremonial', extra care in the process of its creation from seed to tree, to fermentation to grinding into paste is essential. The way they handle our cacao from tree to bar ensures that the beneficial bio-active compounds in our Cacao are optimized and not destroyed!
CacaoAmor take pride in their integrity and overseeing the process from tree to bean to bar and it is the very best ceremonial grade Cacao we have ever experienced.