WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN NIBS, BEANS, POWDER AND PASTE?

Basically, our 100% pure ceremonial raw chocolate is made uniquely to save all these valuable ingredients. The final product can be beans, paste, powder or nibs. 

So there are different possibilities you can enjoy 100% pure chocolate. There are many meals, bowls, drinks, soups and a lot more, in which you can integrate raw cacao easily. 

You want to try 100% pure cacao, but you don’t know where to order? Have a look at our shop and order online. Once you tried and involved it in your daily routines, you will recognize the difference and what it does to your body and soul in a super positive way. Because in case you didn’t know, pure cacao only contains a ton of healthy nutritions, you won’t find that easy in comparable food.

So let’s dive a little deeper into the final variations of cacao.

Beans:
The beans are the foundation of cacao. A raw cacao bean is dried and fermented. 
You can consume the beans as a snack. It’s an extraordinary taste and different from normal chocolate, because the ingredients are pure, originally and with 0 % sugar or industrial influence. So what you taste is pureness and how a cacao bean should taste on its origin handmade.

The cacao bars can be made out of the cacao beans. And as mentioned, you can also eat them as a snack. There are many meals you can integrate the 100% cacao bean. Ranging from sweet to salty, from lunch to dessert etc. 
Can you imagine having chilli with pure cacao or a super spicy cacao sauce? 
Have a look at our upcoming recipes, and we will show you how to do recipes like that.

 

Nibs: 
Nibs are made out of the cacao beans. The beans are crushed and what you get are the nibs. These raw nibs got a bitter chocolate flavour. You can snack them daily, because – like all the other cacao products – they are full of magnesium, ideal for the metabolism and also hypotensive.
If you are a “late-night-snacker” those nibs are perfect for you, because they don’t include sugar, milk or other additives.

It’s 100% pure, original and super healthy.

For sure, you can also refine your bowl, yoghurt, cereal with it. In the end it can be used in many ways, and you can try it with everything you like to try it. 

 

Powder:
Powder is self-explanatory. But you have to know, that at first the butter has been removed and the powder results of the pure dried and milled cacao. Instead of nibs, you get powder out of the cacao bean. 
You can use the cacao powder in many ways. For cooking, baking or in top of a drink. 
There are no limits. We only show you some examples you can use the powder for. 
Why not use it in your chilli or in your smoothie? If you want to have more inspirations on how to integrate 100% pure cacao in your meals, drinks etc. have a look at our different recipes

 

Paste:
Last but not least, we will show you the cacao paste. Of course, it is 100 % pure like the other ones. The production of the paste happens by grinding. The kernels of chocolate are roasted and deprived. It is also very special, because the paste contains the super valuable butter. 
You can have a hot cacao drink out of the paste or other drink variations. Have a look at our variable drinks out of 100% pure cacao paste.  

WHY CEREMONIAL CACAO IS MORE EXPENSIVE THAN REGULAR CHOCOLATE

So let’s start with the chocolate bars you get in every supermarket. 
Standard chocolate, directly out of the supermarket, is a mixed cocoa mass with a lot of industrial sugar. Mostly common as chocolate bars. For sure every chocolate is different – maybe there are some with less sugar etc.

But just to give you a perspective: This is not the cacao we are attracted to.
Contrary, we try to get people to have a super close look at raw cacao and all its benefits.
Cacamo Cacao for example is made by a local farm in Bali. The high quality of this cacao is unique.

So what are the reasons cacao is more expensive than regular chocolate? 

Super complex procedure

Did you know that cacao is harvested out of a cacao fruit. This is not possible in a production line. So every fruit is harvested, got to be opened to get the cacao beans and the pulp out. Furthermore the beans and the pulp are going to be fermented for more or less one week. In this week the farmers have to stir regularly, so that it’s not getting too hot. 
After this procedure the beans drie. Now they have to carefully break the beans to finally get their cores.
Until now it is already very complex. And it goes on.
The cores are going through a grinder with a special temperature. This must be controlled, so it can only be done manually. 

It is also not common that the cacao still contains the butter. You won’t find butter in any chocolate bars in the supermarket – the butter is removed and fat is added. For sure the butter is one of the most important ingredients in our handmade raw cacao paste.

What you get out of this super complex procedure is a handmade raw cacao paste. 

Why is it so complex? 
The procedure of raw cacao is handmade and local.
All this is necessary to get the best out of the cacao which is harvested. The result is high healthy ingredients that don’t get lost during an industrial production or procedure. 

The high healthy ingredients

Antioxidants are the key of raw cacao. And it includes a lot of it.  
They are good for the balance of the cholesterol level. It’s reducing a possible heart attack or apoplexie and is also lowering blood pressure.
Good news also is that the antioxidants are good for the skin. And these are such a few aspects of these super healthy ingredients.
If you want to have a closer look check out all the health benefits of raw cacao.
Let’s sum it up until now. Raw cacao is more expensive because of the super complex procedure and the high healthy ingredients. 

The last point contains the import of raw cacao. Let’s look at the raw CACAMO cacao that is harvested in Bali. It is a unique one and can be ordered from everywhere. 

So you can order original Balinese high-end food from Bali to everywhere in the world. 
Add this up with the procedure of the production and the super healthy nutrition, and you have the answer why raw cacao is more expensive than the surgery industrial chocolate bars from the supermarket.
If you want to dive deeper into the world of our CACAMO cacao, have a look at our online cacao ceremony course.

 
 

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HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT PLACE FOR YOUR CEREMONY

Everything in you is turned on to have a spiritual cacao ceremony. Beyond the preparation the most important question is, where is the right place for your ceremony?

 

But first, let’s get deeper into the ceremony itself. A cacao ceremony is, for sure, all about cacao. That’s a main, but not the only thing of it. Because of the 100% pure cacao your mind and your body will be relaxed. That’s because of the high amount of minerals. So, during a cacao ceremony you will lose your inner wall and open your heart.

What you do during a cacao ceremony?

The ceremony will lead you into your inner self and releases barricades. So, it is the perfect chance to bound with your inner self and during journaling, meditation, dancing, singing and conscious breathing and drinking raw cacao.

This is what a ceremony looks like, but to really feel the community and the spirit join one of our ceremonies or courses and dive into the power of raw chocolate.

 

The right place for your ceremony

 

You can notice a few points to get the right place for your ceremony.

Fundamentally there are no special regulations, so that your right place has to look like a fixed scheme. Every place can be as individual as the human being.

There are just a few tips, how you can create and inspire your place for the ceremony.

 

At home:

For example, in our further article, we wrote down how you can create your own sacred cacao ceremony at home.

ceremony and ritual

In the article, we focus on calmness to create enough space for your feelings, your thoughts and your own space. It is important, that you can’t be disturbed during your ceremony. 

Take everything you love to the place. Everything, that opens your heart. From your favorite objects to your favorite scent.

 

You can have this ceremony only with yourself or with people around you.

 

Here are some inspirations, where you can find your right place for your ceremony:

       Nature! If the nature makes you feel whole, let the forest, the rivers, water be your special sacred place

       Temples/ churches! Do you feel best in a temple or a church, reach out for it.

       Yoga Centers! Here you’ve got all in one. A comfortable atmosphere, for which you don’t have to care of. You can just arrive and enjoy the ceremony.

 

It is also possible to join a whole festival and have a spiritual cacao ceremony with a lot of people, feeling the vibes. In this case the ceremony will be in the nature.

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HEALTH BENEFITS OF RAW CACAO

Did you ever ask yourself which nutrients are exactly in pure cacao

Sure, we have got an idea – but let’s get deeper into it!

Raw cacao went more known and popular the last year as a superfood. That occurs mainly on his many health benefits.

Raw Cacao needs a tropical climate to grow. So, the places, where it can be grown are rare. The highest productions are in West Africa.

Did you know, that there aren’t big productions who grow raw cacao? No, it is mostly harvested by smallholders.

Therefore, it is important not to confound raw cacao with the common cocoa bars you get in the supermarket.

Notice the difference of raw cacao!

Let’s have a look at the differences between raw cacao and cocoa.

When you have a look at the supermarket shelves you will see a huge choice of different chocolate bars, spread, cookies, cake etc. – that belong to the cocoa.

 

The purest chocolate you can eat is raw cacao, because the unroasted beans are processed cold. Because of that process the beans have so many health benefits.

On the other hand, cocoa is processed hot. And as we know, heat destroys for example a big part of micronutrients. After that the cocoa bars are produces industrial, with a lot of sugar and more non-natural ingredients.

 

Finally, there is a big amount of Nutrition Values in the raw cacao. Let’s have a detailed look at it!

 

Theobromine

The effect of Theobromine is comparable to the effect of caffeine, but not that strong, more long term and much milder.

Furthermore, it dilates blood vessels and prevent blood clots. [Suparni N1] 

 

Flavonoids

Manly Flavonoids are known to strengthen the brain. Therefore, it is also important to elderly people.

 

Other nutrients are sulfur, copper, magnesium, calcium, iron, cobalt, boron, B vitamins and a high amount of protein.

Every single nutrient is a benefit for your health. In general, you can point out the following enumeration just as the beginning, because there are so many studies running to check out further positive effects of raw cacao.

 

·      Positive to the whole organism

·      Reduction of cataracts

·      Strengthens the heart

·      Supports the immune system

·      Calms down in your stressful everyday life

·      Reduces risk of cancer

·      Lowers blood pressure

·      Supports brain function

·      Supporting effect on hormonal and lymphatic system

·      Reduces the risk of diabetes

·      Reduces inflammation

·      And many more

 

Have a look at further health benefits of raw cacao.

What’s up with the thesis, that cacao can make you “high?”

 

Well, pure cacao can trigger extraordinary feelings, like high happiness for example. As you know, you can drink it in a spiritual ceremony in a higher concentration. You will get a very good feeling because of all the natural elements and nutrients in the raw cacao.

Have a look how to make your own sacred ceremonial cacao?

 

Conclusion:

In this article, we underlined the health benefits of raw cacao. Many people don’t know that there are big nutritional differences between cacao and cocoa.

So, when you are in the supermarket, have a closer look at what you put in your shopping bin. Maybe there are healthier alternatives, which are much better for your health.

And keep in mind, that industrial produced chocolate works against your health.

 

Do you want to know more about the effectiveness of cacao?

Dive into it and apply for our cacao ceremony course!  

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Supporting balinese farmers

Supporting Balinese Farmers in COVID times

CACAMO joined a local politician event in Bali to speak up for Balinese farmers and support the farming industry by convincing the minister of the economy to increase investments for the farmers.

 

The FORUM KAB/KOTA KREATIF BALI (Creative Economy Bali)

It was Monday, the 7th of June when CACAMO and a bunch of farmers from West Bali were invited to the forum Bali Creative Economy, created by the government of Indonesia and Indonesia Creative Cities Network (ICCN). Additionally, important politicians like the minister of Economy for small business and the mayor of West Bali were invited to talk together about how Balinese farmers can be supported and boost the economy with farming, in this COVID-19 crisis, where still min 70% of the economy is on hold because that’s usually come from the tourism that is still missing out to closed borders.

CACAMO was invited as the only foreign guest

The community leaders of our Bali Cacao collective called Supi in the morning full of excitement that they got invited and should present themselves in front of the ministers to actually pitch for more investment money. 

At the same time, they asked me to join as a testimonial and client of them to show and demonstrate that they could achieve way more with exports if they would have the right machines, equipment and licence. 

An evening with the politicians of Bali

While we were waiting for more than 1 hour for the 10 politicians, who have been on a field visit around Bali before, Supi from CACAMO had the chance to get an overview of the situation of many farmers in Bali. From seaweed farmers, Coconut farmers, fruit and vegetable farmers, cacao farmers and many more. They all started during COVID-19 to work as farmers again, where they actually come from. When tourism stopped, so their world stopped, their work stopped. And after a while, they realized they need to find outer solutions. That’s what the government want to support as well, and this forum was created to come together and find the most common sense for both sides.

We got invited

Cacamo as important export partner

To tell our experience and needs for Bali Cacao

CACAMO speaks about the good collaboration with the Cacao farmers

While all farmers had to speak in front of the 10 ministers and politicians, what they are doing and where they are struggling the most, Supi from CACAMO had to speak from the other side as a client, how we collaborate with the farmers, our experience with export and the Balinese collaboration and our future expectations. 

More support for Balinese farmers

In the end, the ministers signed a contract to agree on more investment into the farmers in West Bali. A lot of handshakes between the politicians and Supi and the farmers, and all politicians were super surprised and happy about our product and especially the design. 

An important day for us and the cacao farming industry!

Do you want to support our farmers as well? You can do it simply by investing in our delicious cacao

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