Cacao is the original form of chocolate!
The word "chocolate" comes from a native Mesoamerican word that referred to a cacao drink (roughly... xoco = sound, at/atl = water; as in, the sound of blending cacao in water).
But most modern chocolate products are processed and diluted to a point that the original benefits of cacao are no longer present.
Not only does pure cacao contain a high amount of antioxidants plus magnesium, iron, and other minerals. It also features theobromine, a mildly stimulating compound different than caffeine because sensation is less jittery and it doesn't lead to crash or cravings.
Cacao does contain caffeine, but the theobromine occurs in much larger amounts, so it's not as shocking on the nervous system as caffeine alone.
You’ll love the elevated mood, focus, and motivation that this amazing coffee alternative offers.
For thousands of years the indigenous cultures of Latin America have also regarded cacao as sacred and a way to connect with the divine. The influx of Europeans led to different production methods including roasting at high heat and removing the healthy cacao butter.
Now pure, unprocessed cacao is re-entering the world stage at a time when we need it the most.
• Non-GMO and free of chemical fertilizers and pesticides
• Tested for heavy metals and compliant with FDA/EU Commission published standards
• Delicious flavor from roasting cacao beans over an actual wood fire
• Possibly the highest amount of antioxidants of any food (mainly polyphenols which are known to help heart and brain)
• Minimally processed: Full-bean cacao doesn't lose antioxidants like cocoa and cacao powder
• Iron (increased oxygenation) and magnesium (relief of muscle tension)
• Heightened focus and motivation
• Sustained energy without crash or cravings. Theobromine is the main activator, not caffeine.
• Gentle mood boost from anandamide, the "bliss molecule"
• "Heart opening" for self-love, compassion, and forgiveness
• Greater connection with your body and soul
• Aphrodesiac effectsLEARN MORE ON THE FAQ PAGE
Soul Lift Cacao is proud to present truly artisanal cacao in all its original greatness, to help the world while also taking care of the planet and giving back to indigenous people who have kept cacao traditions alive.
We are a DIRECT TRADE cacao business, since we have direct relationships with the Mayan collectives who prepare the cacao.
We offer more transparency about our sourcing, personally check on the quality of farming and preparation systems, and ensure that standards of worker compensation and care are higher than cacao industry averages.
Our sources prepare cacao with minimal processing, selecting beans by hand and lightly roasting them over a wood fire. This ancient, traditional method impacts the flavor and the sensation of the cacao, giving you an unforgettable aesthetic experience.
What’s more – because this cacao is prepared at the place of origin, more money from your purchase goes back to the people preparing the cacao in Guatemala.
This is even an improvement on so-called "bean-to-bar" (or small disc) chocolate models, sending 5-15 times the amount of money to the source.
So by enjoying our products, you’re literally giving back to people who need it.
We’re proud to say that every purchase from Soul Lift Cacao directly supports Mayan indigenous people through this type of ethical direct trade. Thank you for supporting this model!
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“I have been loving your cacao and drinking it daily. And everyone that has had it has loved it. Thank you so much.”
— Jamie Dubin, Sound Healer at Harmonic Prana, California
“If you’re looking to try ceremonial grade cacao, invest in it from Soul Lift Cacao. Nick goes above and beyond to ensure the process is beyond fair trade and the quality is exceptional.”
— Caiti Jackson, Photographer at Capture Academy, New Mexico
“It arrived perfectly. LOVE THE CACAO. My new favorite!! Thank you.“
— Aurelien Nyuiadzi, New York
While we do ship worldwide, most of our online customers are in the United States.
This map shows the actual locations of our last 100 online orders. You could be the next one on the map!
Have you heard about the magical potential of ceremonial cacao and wonder what it's all about? Or have you experienced it for yourself and want to learn how to share it with others?
Soul Lift Cacao founder Nick Meador has cultivated expertise through years of working with cacao, traveling to cacao farms, meeting with experts, and researching in books... as well as many years before that training and researching in various spiritual traditions and modalities for holding space for personal self-development.
If you'd like to incorporate cacao into your classes, workshops, or conscious parties (practices including yoga, breathwork, sober dance parties, etc.), or even your massage or energy healing practice, Nick offers many different options to meet your unique needs.
Nick can show you how to hold a safe container for modern transformational journeys with cacao and deepen your own personal relationship with this special plant medicine, so that you can share cacao in an ethical and responsible way.LEARN MORE ABOUT TRAINING
Has our ceremonial cacao had a profound impact on your life?
Do you talk about cacao everywhere you go and think it can help other people level up?
Now you can show off your love for Soul Lift Cacao whenever you want.
We have partnered with an on-demand apparel printing service to bring shirts, hoodies, tote bags, mugs, and more.
You can choose your desired size and color.
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