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The Life-Changing Coffee Alternative 

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You may be wondering what’s so life-changing about cacao as a coffee alternative and superfood. Well, I want to share my story with you and how cacao not only came into my life but how it transformed it. 

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My name is Tina, and I am the Founder and Owner of Cacao Culcha. My relationship with cacao stemmed from grief, suffering and much loss. Within a matter of months, I lost my Dad to cancer, my Mum’s health failed and my partner of 22 years left. I found myself scrambling for answers and the impact threw me into the depths of depression. I am a mum of two beautiful teenagers who I have raised with high morals and values, so when our world was flipped upside down, I had to find a way to rise above; that is where cacao comes in. 

Ceremonial Cacao – Organic, Peruvian Plant-Based and Sugar-Free ∴∴∴∴ 

My friend was the one who first introduced me to cacao. When she brought out the cacao, my first reaction was “chocolate?” to which she replied, “no, cacao”. There is a difference. Read about it here.

I had researched the plant-based medicine but hadn’t experienced it for myself. The first cacao brew I experienced was at home with my daughter, and not knowing what to expect, we sat down and sipped our cacao together. 

For me, the cacao effects were almost instant. I had a feeling of utopia come over me, and I was able to leave behind all my negative thoughts, my overthinking and connect with my inner self. It was such a relief to have a reprieve from my sadness and grief and see myself for who I really am.

For me, cacao represents:

∴ Rising above

∴ Dropping from your head into your heart

∴ Communication

∴ Honesty 

∴ Love

That night when we experienced our first cacao ceremony, my daughter and I connected for hours, and it was my first appreciation for why cacao ceremonies are so powerful. My daughter and I spoke about everything and anything. I had always been her mum first and foremost, but that night sparked the beginning of a friendship and my daughter is now my best friend.

 Testimonial Love

 Cacao Culcha cacao is delicious! It’s a beautiful heart medicine. It elevates my vibration in the mornings and in meditation. So uplifting and did I say DELICIOUS!! Highly recommend to all my friends. Best of all it’s maori made!

Ngā mihi maioha ki a koe, otirā kia tou roopu whakahaere ❤️

By Holly Wharewera

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After my experience, I was convinced. Not only was ceremonial cacao going to be a natural coffee alternative that I could enjoy daily, but it was also going to become a daily practice of overcoming challenges and connecting on a deep, heart-felt level. I dove deep into the teachings of cacao and learnt about all of the health benefits of this sacred plant and couldn’t wait to share it with others which is why Cacao Culcha was born. 

Your story might be similar to mine or perhaps you’re looking for natural alternatives to coffee with multiple health benefits. Either way, I hope that Cacao Culcha, home to fair trade and what I believe is the best cacao in the world, can help and support you on your journey. 

“She is clothed in Strength & Dignity and Laughs without fear of the future”
Proverb 31:25