Frequently asked questions
the who, when, whys, how and whats of cacao from Cacao Culcha

What is cacao paste?

Cacao paste is the process of fermenting and lightly sun drying the cacao beans, peeling the husks and then stone grinding them down to form a paste. The paste is then set into a block with no additives or preservatives, creating cacao in its purest form.

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What is ceremonial cacao?

Ceremonial grade cacao refers to the quality of the bean, where and how it is sourced and the intentions that go into making your cacao. It is a practice of maintaining high energetic standards and setting positive intentions from the plant to the seed and finally the drink.

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How many cups does Cacao Culcha serve?

20 cups based on 25grams per each serving.

We recommend starting at 25g per serve and increasing depending on how strong you like your cacao. A daily recommendation of no more than 1-2 cups per day.

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Is your cacao organic?

Yes. Cacao Culcha work only with certified organic wholesalers from Peru to whom cultivate the cacao using organic farming techniques without the use of pesticides or chemical fertilizers.

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Does cacao contain caffeine?

Yes. All cacao contains small elements of caffeine with an average cup containing 5 – 15mg depending on strength.

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Do you offer refunds or replacements?

Yes. If for any reason you are not satisfied with your cacao please contact us at and we will be happy to sort the issue.

How to store your cacao?

Our ceremonial cacao will last 1-2 years if stored in the correct conditions. Store in a cool dry dark place. Avoid leaving out in the hotter months and in direct sun to avoid melting. Storing in the fridge may result in condensation which can ruin the shelf-life. Recommend transferring to a glass container first.

Do you ship worldwide?

Yes. Shipping quote is available once location is added.

References and sources

Here at Cacao Culcha we have put in a thorough effort to provide our customers with the best and correct information about ceremonial cacao! Here are a list of sources we think you may love to help you on your ceremonial cacao journey.

health benefits
50g of ceremonial cacao
Cacao in Peru: A Rising Star