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How to make a cup of Cacao?
A Step-by-Step Guide to Making a Cup of Cacao


five steps to make a cup of cacao

If you've recently acquired a batch of pure cacao paste and find yourself wondering how to turn it into a delightful cup of cacao, you're in the right place. Whether inspired by a memorable gathering or simply seeking a new addition to your daily routine, making a cup of cacao is a sweet and easy process. In this guide, we'll walk you through the steps using 1 lb blocks of cacao paste..

Step 1

Chop or Grind

Start by grabbing a sharp knife to cut out some cacao from the block. Alternatively, a cheese grinder can make the process smoother. Aim for approximately 20g or about 2 tablespoons per person.


Step 2

Warm up Water

While you prepare the cacao, heat up water. Keep it below boiling temperature; for instance, in Guatemala, they boil the water and let it cool slightly.


Step 3

Make your delicious mix!

Add Sugar, Spices, Nut Butter, and Cacao to the Water Create a delicious mix by incorporating the following ingredients:

Sugar Options: Unprocessed and organic sugar (Honey, Panela, Maple syrup, Coconut sugar)  For a sugar-free option, experience the pure flavor of cacao.

Spices: Choose from an array of spices (Chile, Cinnamon, Cardamom, Ginger, Turmeric, Pepper, Vanilla, Cayenne, Salt) to add depth to your cacao.

Nut Butters: Enhance creaminess with nut butters like Macadamia butter, Tahini, Cashew butter, or Peanut butter.

Feel free to experiment with herbs infusions (rose and lavender) or special ingredients (corn, maca, mushroom powder) for a personalized touch..