To make this stimulating, nutritious raw cacao powder, we cold-press artisinal organic cacao beans, removing the fatty cacao butter while retaining all of cacao's vitamins, minerals, fiber, and protein. No sugar and zero additives!
- Even the fats in cacao are good for you — so snack away!
- Sugarless whole-food "chocolate chip"
- A mood-boosting, energizing alternative to coffee
- Ecologically grown and carefully dried and fermented for maximum purity and nutrition
- RAW, unroasted cacao for excellent aroma, flavor, and nutrition
Food of the Gods
The farmers of the cooperative all work together to help each other create the finest quality cacao. Whenever necessary, the cooperative provides its members with financial aid and technical assistance to ensure a superior harvest — both in the short run and in the long run. Beyond the basic requirements for organic certification, our partners encourage and share natural techniques for enhancing soil health and controlling pests, weeds, and disease — all of which is better for the cacao AND for the environment.
All across the world, we pay small farms and indigenous groups a premium price for their crops and also give back 1% to non-profits like Amazon Watch. That's why it's more than health food - it's Essential Living Food.
The beans are machine "cracked" into nibs, and the papery skins are separated from the nibs simply by fan power.
The nibs are then fed into a hydraulic press that squeezes them, pressing out the buttery golden oil. After pressing the butter from the nibs, the concentrated cake left behind is low in fat (about 22%, while our Peruvian cacao powder is about 11%).
The cacao cake is then cold-milled to a powder and then fine sieved for use as cacao powder.
Never contaminated by clarifying chemicals or solvents, it retains high levels of nutrients and antioxidants. Prior to final packing, every lot of cacao is tested at an independent lab for a full microbial analysis. These results are always available for interested customers.
Every Product has an origin
and an impact
You stand at the finish line of an amazing journey with a miraculous beginning: Soil, Water, Sunshine...and Seed. With care and craftsmanship, Life unfolds, blossoms, and thrives. No chemicals needed. Just skill, hard work, and love for the land.
Every point on this map is a place that you touch. A farm. A community. An economy. An ecosystem.
These are the origins. You are the source.