Keiths Ceremonial Cacao
12 July 2023

Keith's Ceremonial Cacao - A Superfood

At Ancient Purity there was only one choice when it came to Pure Ceremonial Grade Cacao. A term which has been hijacked by many companies selling plain Cacao! This Premium Cacao enhances every aspect of your life, making every endeavour more enjoyable and fulfilling. Unlike modern stimulating beverages, Keith's Ceremonial Cacao provides a natural boost of energy without the unwanted crash. This Ceremonial Cacao connects you with the world with the healing powers of cacao plant medicine. This is 100% pure, Ceremonial Grade Cacao, free from any additives, chemicals, or compromises in quality. By opening your heart, sharpening your focus, and invigorating your spirit, Keith's Cacao is here to unleash your inner magic. I can honestly say that Keith's Cacao is exactly the type company we prefer to work with. We actually stopped supplying many products by other brands, because we discovered many holes in their production process. Or we felt they lacked integrity or authenticity in some area. No judgement on anyone it's just to supply a brand from a company who we don't have influence over, we have to totally believe in their commitment. All of this information I can say is verified by people I spoke to who have been to Keith's place. Under the guidance of the Cacao Spirit, Keith meticulously searches for the sacred Criollo cacao in the ancient rainforests of Guatemala's Pacific Coast. This revered region has long been recognised for producing the finest Ceremonial Cacao. Keith's dedicated efforts and precise intentions ensure that each batch of the Ceremonial Grade Cacao consistently embodies the perfect balance of energy and flavour. Keiths commitment to maintaining batch-to-batch consistency sets them apart from others in the industry, making a product truly unmatched.

Keith and his exceptional team of local workers manage the production process. Keith ensures the Cacao is prepared using the traditional method, guaranteeing its maximum potency, cleanliness, and optimal flavour. They offer an opportunity for Kaqchikel Mayan women from over 20 local families to earn an income independently. They work from home, at their own pace, and prepare cacao beans. In the community, there are limited employment options available for women. As Keith's Cacao expands, they have pledged to create jobs for more local indigenous women, offering them fair compensation and flexible working hours. They take immense pride in contributing to the growth of their local community in this manner. It's all these incredible features that make Keith's Cacao the only choice in Ceremonial Cacao. To achieve the desired full potency, the Cacao undergoes the traditional preparation process. Local expertise, gained over generations, ensures that the beans are perfectly toasted using wood-fired stoves. This expertise prevents any burnt flavours and instead brings out the delightful complexity of the Cacao. Every bean is meticulously inspected twice by the workshop team. This thorough examination ensures the removal of any inferior quality beans or impurities. As a result, only the finest beans make it into the "Hand Peeled Cacao Beans" and into the milling process that creates the Cacao paste. So they're upholding the traditional approach of shamans that has been passed down for thousands of years. Keith's company is situated in the serene Kaqchikel Mayan community of San Marcos La Laguna, Guatemala, the Cacao workshop overlooks the tranquil waters of Lake Atitlan.

Ceremonial Cacao

Not only is Keith's Cacao a powerful superfood, but it also serves as a plant medicine with numerous benefits and applications. It can elevate your consciousness and spirituality, boost workplace productivity, unleash creativity and artistic abilities, enhance athletic performance and physical training, and support a healthy living lifestyle. Say goodbye to mental clutter and hello to enhanced focus and concentration with Keith's Cacao. It allows you to connect with your heart and tap into self-expression, creativity, and meaningful connections effortlessly. Real Ceremonial Cacao creates a gentle sense of euphoria that adds brightness and fun to every experience. At Ancient Purity it's as important as a cup of tea, we also designed a Ceremonial Blend for it that really enhances the flavour but... most importantly it's an ancient concoction. A list of ingredients that was designed by the first users of hot chocolate. So unlock the potential of Keith's Cacao and discover how it can transform your life in various areas.

Natural Energiser

Cacao is a natural stimulant containing theobromine, a potent cardiac stimulant similar to caffeine but with longer-lasting and less taxing effects on the body. Theobromine blocks adenosine receptors, promoting alertness and combatting fatigue. It also widens blood vessels, improving blood flow and oxygen delivery to the brain and muscles. This improves cognitive function, enhances physical performance, and supports cardiovascular health. With its unique stimulating properties, theobromine in Cacao provides a natural and sustained energy boost without the jitters commonly associated with caffeine.

Mood Boosting

Cacao not only provides physical energy but also enhances mood. It contains compounds that stimulate neurotransmitter production, such as serotonin and endorphins, known for uplifting mood and promoting happiness and contentment. These natural mood enhancers help combat stress, anxiety, and mild depression, making Cacao an excellent choice for a natural pick-me-up.

Nutrient Powerhouse

Cacao is not just a delight for your taste buds; it is a nutritional powerhouse. It is packed with essential minerals like magnesium, iron, and potassium, vital for optimal bodily functions. For instance, magnesium supports energy production, muscle relaxation, and sleep quality, while iron aids in oxygen transportation to cells, preventing fatigue. Moreover, Cacao contains beneficial fibre and a range of B vitamins, which play a vital role in energy metabolism.

Abundant in Antioxidants

Cacao possesses an impressive amount of antioxidants, which help combat free radicals that can damage cells and contribute to ageing and disease. It contains a high concentration of flavonoids, a type of antioxidants that promote cardiovascular health, reduce inflammation, and support the immune system. These potent antioxidants in Cacao make it a superb choice for enhancing overall vitality and well-being.

Sustainable Source of Energy

Unlike sugary energy drinks that offer a temporary surge followed by a crash, Cacao provides sustained energy. It contains a distinctive blend of nutrients, including healthy fats, minerals, and protein, which collaborate to gradually release energy. This balanced energy release helps stabilise blood sugar levels, avoiding the spikes and crashes linked to processed snacks and beverages.

Heart Health and Improved Circulation

Scientific studies have revealed that the flavonoids found in Ceremonial Cacao have a positive impact on cardiovascular health. They aid in blood vessel relaxation, improve blood flow, and regulate blood pressure. Regular consumption of Ceremonial Cacao has been linked to a reduced risk of heart disease, stroke, and other cardiovascular complications. By choosing Ceremonial Cacao as your energy source, you can support heart health and promote a healthier circulatory system.

Mindful Experience

Beyond its physical benefits, Ceremonial Cacao offers a unique experience rooted in ancient traditions. Preparing and enjoying Ceremonial Cacao can be a meditative and ritualistic practice, enabling individuals to cultivate mindfulness, focus, and intention. By incorporating this mindful approach into your energy-boosting routine, you can achieve a sense of balance and well-being that goes beyond the immediate physical effects.

Mindful Experience

What makes Ceremonial Cacao Ceremonial

Ceremonial grade Cacao stands apart from industrial chocolate and Cacao due to several distinct qualities. Firstly, Ceremonial grade Cacao is sourced from ancient tropical rainforests where non-hybridised and non-plantation under-story trees grow. These beans, known as criollo, are the original heirloom variety cultivated for thousands of years in central and South America. It is important to note that other commercially grown and hybridised Cacao varieties such as Forestero, Trinitario, and Arriba Nacional are not recommended for ceremonial use. Secondly, minimal processing is carried out on ceremonial grade cacao to retain the maximum amount of beneficial compounds. The beans are traditionally toasted and peeled by hand, then ground and packaged without any tempering or additional ingredients. This results in a pure cacao product, containing 100% cacao. Lastly, Ceremonial grade Cacao is specifically chosen with the intention of being used in ceremonial contexts. Keith's Cacao, for example, endeavours to produce the finest quality ceremonial grade cacao to support personal growth, spiritual exploration, deep inspiration, and connection with the Divine, whatever form that may take. It's very much fitting with Ancient Purity.

Most cocoa products undergo extensive processing in large quantities, resulting in a final product that lacks essential nutrients and compounds. Dutch process cocoa, in particular, is among the least beneficial as it requires the addition of alkali to remove the bitter flavour, thereby eliminating the most valuable elements of this extraordinary plant. Consequently, mainstream chocolate bars offer little nutritional value and do not contribute to one's overall health and wellness. On the other hand, health food stores offer Cacao products that can provide essential nutrients and minerals to your daily diet. However, these products are often processed in bulk and may or may not be cultivated and processed with the intention of serving as ceremonial tools or spiritual aids for the consumer. Additionally, they may be made from hybridised cacao varieties, which prioritise high yields and disease resistance rather than the highest medicinal quality found in heirloom criollo varieties that were carefully select. At Ancient Purity we believe it's important to make Cacao and its many benefits available to all, so we do supply a more economical Criollo Cacao in powdered form. I want to stress this is still an incredible superfood, but Ceremonial Cacao from Keith is the best there is in Cacao. We want people to have that too. Take a look at our page on Keith's Cacao to see how to use it.