Soma Cacao

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Soma Cacao Karkar Island Ceremonial Cacao
Soma Cacao Karkar Island Ceremonial Cacao
Soma Cacao Karkar Island Ceremonial Cacao
Soma Cacao

Soma Cacao Karkar Island Ceremonial Cacao

Regular price $13.95
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Say hello to Soma Cacao!  A small Australian business whose focus is bringing you the highest quality of raw cacao, packed full of nutrients, direct from the farmer while minimising their impact on the environment.

You'll discover that your cacao will come as solidified cacao paste, which they have hand-chopped into chunks for your convenience and packaged into recyclable pouches. 

Karkar Island is a volcanic island off the coast of Papua New Guinea and grows some of the most highly prized cacao in the world.  The volcanic soil provides fertile ground for this highly potent cacao to thrive.  This particular cacao has won multiple awards  including winning a Silver Medal at the 2018 Australian Fine Food Awards in its chocolate form, and it also won Silver at Papua New Guinea’s highly competitive inaugural Cocoa Show - Cocow Warwagira, out of more than 80 cocoa samples from across the country.

 

"The Mayans called cacao “the food of the gods”. Along with its rich history of ritualistic and medicinal use, cacao’s crown jewel is theobromine: a gentle, long lasting stimulant that energises us like caffeine, without punishing us with brain-fog and jittery hands later in the day. It’s also rich in essential minerals and produces mood-boosting bioactive compounds - dopamine, serotonin, anandamide (the 'bliss molecule') and P.E.A, an antidepressant also known as the 'love drug'." -- Soma Cacao website


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Soma Cacao Raw Balinese Ceremonial Cacao
Soma Cacao Raw Balinese Ceremonial Cacao
Soma Cacao Raw Balinese Ceremonial Cacao
Soma Cacao

Soma Cacao Raw Balinese Ceremonial Cacao

Regular price $13.95
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Tax included. Shipping calculated at checkout.

Say hello to Soma Cacao!  A small Australian business whose focus is bringing you the highest quality of raw cacao, packed full of nutrients, direct from the farmer while minimising their impact on the environment.

This Balinese Cacao is sourced from a farmer's collective in one of the most spiritual places on Earth.  The farmers offer daily prayers, offerings and ceremonies at each stage from planting through to harvest, which reflects a deep level of devotion and respect unique to the Balinese culture.  Each farm has a "pelinggih" or shrine from which they offer devotions to the Pacha Mama and the Hindu Gods.

Your cacao will come as solidified cacao paste, which we have hand-chopped into chunks for your convenience and packaged into recyclable pouches.

Being handled by the highly experienced chocolate makers in Ubud means that this raw cacao maintains the highest concentration of essential minerals, antioxidants, and bliss-inducing compounds.

Be warned - this is highly potent cacao, not for the faint-hearted.

"The Mayans called cacao “the food of the gods”. Along with its rich history of ritualistic and medicinal use, cacao’s crown jewel is theobromine: a gentle, long lasting stimulant that energises us like caffeine, without punishing us with brain-fog and jittery hands later in the day. It’s also rich in essential minerals and produces mood-boosting bioactive compounds - dopamine, serotonin, anandamide (the 'bliss molecule') and P.E.A, an antidepressant also known as the 'love drug'."  -- Soma Cacao


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Soma Cacao Mexican Ceremonial Cacao
Soma Cacao Mexican Ceremonial Cacao
Soma Cacao Mexican Ceremonial Cacao
Soma Cacao

Soma Cacao Mexican Ceremonial Cacao

Regular price $14.50
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Tax included. Shipping calculated at checkout.

Say hello to Soma Cacao!  A small Australian business whose focus is bringing you the highest quality of raw cacao, packed full of nutrients, direct from the farmer while minimising their impact on the environment.

You'll discover that your cacao will come as solidified cacao paste, which they have hand-chopped into chunks for your convenience and packaged into recyclable pouches. 

 

Yes - this cacao comes ALL the way from Mexico! Expect a stronger, more unique flavour and greater potency due to this rare and powerful cacao strain: criolla beans (almendra blanca, to be specific) are considered the crème de la crème of ceremonial cacao.

Which means this cacao won’t be for everyone. It is FAR from a regular hot chocolate, and has an earthy, sharp flavour, and its stimulating effects are noticeable more potent - not a good choice for a nightcap, but an excellent choice for a morning cup or a ceremony.

This single origin ceremonial grade Mexican raw cacao is award-winning and is grown in Chiapas, in a town called Cacahoatán which means "place of cacao" in the ancient Toltec language.

This cacao is grown sustainably, organically and harvested using traditional methods in small batches by a family with a long history of cacao culture.  In Chiapas, cacao continues to be a central part of family tradition and cultural practice which makes it even more valuable in our opinion!  To protect the growers, Soma Cacao trade directly with them, paying stable, premium prices that are much higher than the commodity market and Fair Trade prices, and which are protected from market fluctuations.  This also ticks a box for us especially with the volatility in the today's market.

The Mayans called cacao “the food of the gods”. Along with its rich history of ritualistic and medicinal use, cacao’s crown jewel is theobromine: a gentle, long lasting stimulant that energises us like caffeine, without punishing us with brain-fog and jittery hands later in the day. It’s also rich in essential minerals and produces mood-boosting bioactive compounds - dopamine, serotonin, anandamide (the 'bliss molecule') and P.E.A, an antidepressant also known as the 'love drug'. -- Soma Cacao


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