Why 'Fair Trade' Cacao Isn't Actually Very Fair

Why 'Fair Trade' Cacao Isn't Actually Very Fair

September 12, 2021

The Fair Trade movement is a step in the right direction. But when it comes to cacao (traded globally as "cocoa"), the solution is definitely incomplete.

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Cacao Cafe Appearances on Local TV News

Cacao Cafe Appearances on Local TV News

July 05, 2021

Our cacao cafe opened in Portland, Oregon, on Wednesday, June 9, 2021. Then on June 11, Soul Lift Cacao founder Nick Meador was on two TV news programs in one day. You can watch them here!

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Video From Our Cacao Cafe Grand Opening

Video From Our Cacao Cafe Grand Opening

June 14, 2021

After three years as an online ceremonial cacao business, Soul Lift Cacao now has a physical business in Portland, Oregon! To commemorate the occasion, we hosted a Grand Opening celebration on June 14 and welcomed guests by Zoom video as well.

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How Often to Enjoy Ceremonial Cacao

How Often to Enjoy Ceremonial Cacao

January 27, 2021

This is a convenient guide with daily, weekly, and longer term recommendations for working with ceremonial cacao, whether you're enjoying it at home or attending cacao ceremonies.

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Win Ceremonial Cacao in Our Photo/Video Contest!

Win Ceremonial Cacao in Our Photo/Video Contest!

January 16, 2021

It's the middle of winter and most of us are still pretty isolated. Maybe you've been using our cacao at home for private rituals, as a coffee alternative, or even in our weekly Cacao Sharing Circle over Zoom. Now we want to see how you're using Soul Lift Cacao!

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'Ceremonial Grade' Cacao Is About More than Just Genetics

'Ceremonial Grade' Cacao Is About More than Just Genetics

January 14, 2021

Often in the craft cacao world we hear people talk about “ceremonial grade” cacao. But this is actually a very vague concept. Here we explain all the deeper complexities for your convenience.

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Who Is Allowed to Work with Ceremonial Cacao?

Who Is Allowed to Work with Ceremonial Cacao?

October 13, 2020

All our Mayan indigenous sources agree that anyone of any race or nationality who feels called to work with cacao is approved to do so, if they do it with humility and respect. And... there's more to the story.

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Ceremonial Cacao Interview with Nana Marina

Ceremonial Cacao Interview with Nana Marina

August 22, 2020

In this video interview, Tz'utujil Mayan elder and spiritual guide Nana Marina explains her perspective on sacred cacao, the way it fits into the Mayan Cosmovision, and how people can use it in modern times.

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Podcast Episodes with Soul Lift Cacao Founder Nick Meador

Podcast Episodes with Soul Lift Cacao Founder Nick Meador

July 17, 2020

Want a crash course in what ceremonial cacao is all about? Listen to one or more of these podcasts! Soul Lift Cacao founder Nick Meador has appeared on four podcasts so far in 2020. We’ll update this link with more as they appear!

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How Our Founder Turned His Life Around with Ceremonial Cacao

How Our Founder Turned His Life Around with Ceremonial Cacao

July 17, 2020

In a new article on Medium, Soul Lift Cacao founder Nick Meador tells the story of how ceremonial cacao came into his life and helped him overcome chronic illness.

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Soul Lift Cacao Statement on COVID-19

Soul Lift Cacao Statement on COVID-19

July 17, 2020

Soul Lift Cacao is focused on your health and well-being at all times. But that’s especially true during the current global health situation. The FDA has said there’s no evidence that covid-19 could be transmitted by food or beverage products.

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Alleviating Concerns About Cultural Appropriation of Cacao

Alleviating Concerns About Cultural Appropriation of Cacao

July 17, 2020

Soul Lift Cacao acknowledges the collective conversation that has arisen recently around claims of cultural appropriation of cacao and ceremonial practices connected to it.

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