Organic Cacao / Cocoa Liquor
Why it's great quality
We use the King of Cacao - organic raw Criollo cacao beans - in our cacao powder, guaranteeing at least 75% content of this is rare, very high-quality aromatic bean, used by luxury chocolate brands like Valrhona, and artisan chocolate brands like Duffy’s and Forever Cacao. It’s considered a delicacy and prized for its superior flavour – the result of the bean’s higher fat content.
All our cacao is 100% raw, pure cacao. Nothing added, nothing taken away. No additives or preservatives. No nasties.
It doesn't just taste good, as you probably know cacao does good too. This organic raw cacao liquor is a high functioning superfood; packed full of nutrients and antioxidants. And we make sure it stays that way; all our cacao products are raw, retaining far more nutrients and goodness than beans that have been roasted, or alkalised using the Dutch process.
WHAT IT’S FOR
Cacao liquor starts with cacao nibs. The nibs are ground into cacao liquor, which is also known as unsweetened chocolate or cocoa mass. The grinding process creates heat which melts the fat in the dry cacao nib and turns it into the liquid or liquor. Like the cocoa nibs it’s made from, it contains both cocoa solids and cocoa butter in roughly equal proportion.
Add more cacao powder to darken the chocolate. To offset the bitter taste, try mixing the liquor with a natural sweetener like Coconut Palm Sugar or Stevia Powder. Stir the liquor into hot milk for an indulgent drink or mix with your smoothie to satisfy that chocolate craving.
WHERE IT'S FROM
Our Criollo cacao beans are grown in the Peruvian Amazon, the spiritual home of cacao.
Enjoyed by locals long before they shared its secrets with the outside world, cacao and Peru have an intertwined history. Almost all of Peru’s cacao is grown by small holders who rely on it as their main source of income year-round. Most of the harvesting takes place between April and September and is called "la cosecha grande", which literally means "the big harvest" in Spanish. Their crop is sold to cooperatives who act as intermediaries. It's then processed in Peru before being trucked to Lima and exported to the UK.
Peruvian cacao is grown sustainably amongst trees or shrubs, using the Agroforestry land management system. This method has much less environmental impact than the fertiliser-heavy plantations that are common in West Africa and which cause so much deforestation.
PACKAGING AND SIZES
We use resealable packaging to make sure our products are fresh and tamper proof. The pouches stand up on your shelf, nice and proud.
Packs range from 100g to 30kg.
Want more than the largest amount listed? No problem! Contact us for wholesale options.
We ship to all EU countries. For more information on shipping to non UK addresses please refer to our Shipping page.
As with all food and supplements, it is essential that you do your own research to decide if this product is right for you. It should be used as part of a healthy, balanced diet and should not be a substitute for regular exercise. While we believe that these products can be beneficial in many ways, they should not be taken instead of conventional medicine. Consult your doctor first if you suffer from any health problems or are pregnant or breastfeeding. May contain traces of nuts.