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Dominicana San Cristóbal

Ceremonial Cacao

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Ceremonial Cacao - Dominicana San Cristóbal - 100% Cacao Paste

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Ceremonial cacao (full-fat cacao paste) San Cristobal is a cacao from the Dominican Republic with a rich, semi-dry flavour, reminiscent of dessert chocolate, and with notes of roasted coffee and citrus in the background. It is made from beans of the local Trinitario variety and comes from small, certified organic plantations located in the province of San Cristobal in the Dominican Republic.

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100 g, 1000 g, 250 g, 500 g, 3 kg





Slightly dry

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Cacao Trinitario is a hybrid of Criollo and Forastero, which originated naturally on the island of Trinidad and is considered one of the most important cacao varieties. The fruit of this species is characterized by an easy cultivation process and exquisite complex flavour, making Trinitario one of the most commonly used cacao types in chocolate production.

Trinitario is grown in many countries, including the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Colombia and Jamaica. Trinitario cacao from the Dominican Republic is especially appreciated for its rich flavour notes such as nuts, vanilla and caramel. The fruit of this species is relatively large and have a thin skin and a sweet, aromatic pulp.

The Trinitario cacao beans from the Dominican Republic are similar to those from Criollo and are characterized by easy fermentation, allowing for optimal flavour and aroma. Trinitario is commonly used in the production of premium chocolate.
Trinitario cacao from the Dominican Republic is often grown on a small scale by local farmers who use traditional cultivation and processing methods. This method of production preserves the unique flavour and aroma of the cacao and ensures fair working conditions for the farmers.

Our cacao is 100% natural, unprocessed, kosher, halal, no sugar, no additives, no preservatives, handmade. Cacao is gluten free and can also be consumed by vegans.

What is cacao paste?

Cacao paste is the dried, shelled and then ground cacao beans, which take the form of a hard, yet brittle block or lump.

Properties of cacao

Cacao contains more antioxidants than red wine and 3 times more than green tea.

Cacao is an important source of tryptophan, which affects the formation of serotonin, and phenylethylamine, which supports the synthesis of dopamine and a number of vitamins B, C and E.

In addition, cacao contains a number of mineral salts such as magnesium, iron, chromium, phosphorus, calcium, sulphur, zinc, potassium and selenium.

Furthermore, the high content of healthy cacao fat, theobromine and anandamide makes cacao a natural, mild stimulant.

All this makes cacao a natural, powerful antidepressant, mood enhancer and energiser.

How to prepare cacao?

Mix about 10-20 grams of crushed cacao with water, vegetable or animal milk (200 ml) and spices such as chilli, vanilla, cinnamon or cardamom. If desired, sweeten with honey or other healthy sugar. The spices and honey should be added at the end of the process.

There are several methods for preparing cacao. We advise you to try them all, because each of them slightly changes the final taste of the drink. In this article you will find a recipe for ceremonial cacao and a lot of additional information.

  1. Mix the cacao with hot (about 90 degrees) water or milk using a blender. For about one minute. This is the fastest method of preparation. cacao prepared this way has a silky texture and a taste similar to milk chocolate.
  2. Dissolve the cacao in a pot with hot water at 70-80 degrees. Take care not to let the mixture boil. Too high a temperature will affect the properties and taste of the drink. The cacao will be thicker and more intense in flavour than the previous method. This is how the cacao is prepared during the ceremony.
  3. Boil the water or milk together with the cacao for about 5 minutes.
  4. Boil the water or milk with the cacao for about half an hour. This method will bring out the maximum flavour at the expense of vitamins, some of which will be lost as a result of long cooking.

The question of using vegetable or animal milk is individual and does not significantly affect the properties of the cacao drink. Nevertheless, we recommend using water or vegetable milk.

Daily amount of cacao

Approximately 10-20 grams. This may occasionally be increased to 50 grams.


Genuine and 100% cacao paste (ceremonial cacao) is excellent for:

  1. daily consumption as a drink
  2. cacao ceremonies in doses of about 40 grams per person
  3. meditation or yoga practice
  4. baked goods such as brownie or chocolate chip cookies
  5. the production of chocolates or pralines
  6. as an accompaniment to a cheese board
  7. as a snack during wine tasting
  8. as a high-calorie snack during mountain expeditions

Classification of ceremonial cacao

All natural cacao in the form of paste, beans, nibs (ground cacao beans) or powder is bitter, however we can make a classification into less bitter or dry.

Our scale of cacao flavours is:

  • sweet
  • semi-sweet
  • slightly dry
  • semi-dry
  • dry
  • bitter

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Our ambition is to import both ceremonial cacao and powder cacao from all over the world. We aim to bring organic BIO cacao everywhere. However, we sometimes travel to really wild and faraway places where we also meet extremelly pure cacao farms. Those ones are not labeled with certificates, as very often not tauched with civilisation at all or people there are too poor to apply for them. For sure the whole cacao we sell is 100 per cent vegan and kosher.
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