With Gratitude...

Ceremonial Cacao is a love offering from me, Lucy, founder of Cacao Keeper. Through my journey with cacao, a very clear foundation has been established - Cacao is here to align us further to mother earth. 'Cacao Keeper' is the reminder that we have the responsibility to live what we believe in, and spread practices which ultimately promote harmony with nature and ourselves.

My relationship with cacao began at a very young age, like many of us who grew up with an affinity to chocolate. However it wasn't until 2016 that I had 100% cacao (chocolate) bar. I was in Cusco, Peru, and was utterly fascinated by this cacao product - it was strewn all over their local markets and small shops dedicated solely for cacao. I returned back to NZ with a fair few kg's of this chocolate.

 

It wasn't until a few months later and I was in Bali where I turned up and my dear sister says 'jump on the scooter we are going to a cacao ceremony', she was just as clueless as I was about what we were going to. I mean I had just spent time in Peru with sacred plant medicine and ceremony, so I was curious what ceremony with cacao would be like. 

After a few months of going deep with cacao, it dawned on me the great plan the universe had for me being with so fascinated by the cacao in Cusco. Upon returning to NZ, I found myself sharing circles and introducing community to this wonderful thing that had become part of my life - Cacao Ceremony. 

I am so humbled by this path and the journey of sharing cacao, I am always a student of mother nature and her abundant ways of life. It would be true to say I wouldn't be who I am without my Cacao practice in my life. 

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Ubud Raw Cacao & Farmers
(Images Courtesy of Ubud Raw)

Cacao Keeper Sourcing

Peruvian Cacao 

Our ceremonial Peruvian cacao pure, cacao powder, and cacao butter are all from the same farm in Tocache, Peru. Cacao from this source is considered 'rescue cacao' as the farmers have been able to earn an income from cacao instead of the illegal drug trade. The head farmer Rolando has been able to develop this initiative to change the lives of many in his community. Sourced with Corin and Sally from Seleno Health. 

- Certified organic

- Shade grown

Balinese Cacao, Ubud Raw 

Ceremonial cacao from Bali. Ubud Raw is a positive force for change in Bali, they work with growers in West Bali. Adding to the potency of cacao, daily ceremony and offerings are given to the cacao trees as they grow and develop.

- Certified organic

- Shade grown

Solomon Island Cacao 

Our wondeful Solomon Isalnd Ceremonial Cacao, and whole cacao beans are sourced with Oonagh from The Cacao Ambassador. This Cacao is grown and processed by hand, from the dedicated group of women farmers. Check them out here.

- Shade grown 

- Spray-free

- Hand processed