Organic Cacao Beans
Raw whole cacao beans, Trinitario variety, grown organically on Malekula Island, Vanuatu and shipped to Australia by sailboat. Guaranteed to have not been treated with pesticide spray or heat on entry to Australia.
Lightly roasted they can be eaten whole as a superfood or ground down into a drinking chocolate. Feeling a bit more ambitious? Make your own cacao products or even try bean to bar homemade dark chocolate. There are many recipes available on the internet for making healthy cacao recipes with added nuts, dried fruits and seeds.
Raw cacao has amazing health benefits being one of the highest antioxidant foods on the planet – much higher than blueberries and even goji berries. They are packed full of health giving and ‘feel good’ compounds and minerals such as iron, zinc, copper, potassium, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, and sulfur.
With the years of experience we have roasting specialty coffee, we realised that this expertise could be translated through to cacao and have fine tuned our process and are able to deliver high qualityy fresh roasted organic caccao for our customers enjoyment.
DO NOT GRIND IN CONICAL BURR COFFEE GRINDER UNLESS YOU ARE HAPPY TO CLEAN THE MESS AFTERWARDS
We did grind in our coffee burr grinder but it came out like liquid chocolate and meant I had to strip and clean my grinder
A better way is to use a blade grinder or food processor. You can eat the beans whole or short bursts of a blender/ blade grinder will produce a result more preferable if wanting a powder like drinking chocolate. You can add vanilla or sugar as required. More intense blending due to heat will produce more like a liquid chocolate.
They are very versatile and there are a lot of guides/recipes online and if feeling more ambitious you can even make your own chocolate (bean to bar)
Some useful resources for brewing etc
What to Do with Cocoa Nibs