Making the switch from Coffee to Cacao


We all know the joys of coffee — an injection of energy & focus, a morning ritual, a moment of calm for just you or a get together with friends. And of course we know the downsides too — the jangly, jittery feeling, insomnia, that energy crash… 

If you’re looking for the benefits of coffee without the downsides – why not consider Cacao, which only contains trace amounts of caffeine — for the mind, body and spirit?

Cacao for the Mind

Focus & Cognition:  Cacao contains theobromine which has been shown to support focus and concentration in a similar way to caffeine — it decreases the effects of chemicals in the brain that make you feel unfocused and groggy.

Mood Enhancement:  Cacao contains compounds that stimulate the release of endorphins and serotonin (the “feel-good” chemicals), which can lead to improved mood and well-being.

Stress Reduction:  Theobromine & magnesium in Cacao can reduce stress effects by promoting relaxation, without the jittery side effects of coffee. 

Cacao for the Body

Energy Boost & Sustained Release:  Theobromine makes. the energy boost from Cacao slower and more sustained than coffee, which means less jitters and no caffeine crash.

Improved Sleep:  Cacao has less caffeine than coffee, so it’s  a better choice for those looking to improve sleep quality. A cup of Cacao before bedtime can be a comforting way to relax.

Rich in Antioxidants & Vitamins:  Cacao is packed with antioxidants, particularly flavonoids, which can help protect your cells from oxidative damage. This can contribute to better overall health and a strengthened immune system. Cacao is also rich in magnesium, as well as a source of iron, zinc, potassium & copper.

Single ingredient product: Cacao is a single ingredient product without sweeteners/ sugar. It’s processed differently from cocoa powder or hot chocolate so it retains the health benefits noted above. 

Cacao for the Spirit

Connecting with Spirit may not be top of your list when grabbing your cappuccino in the morning, but drinking Cacao also brings benefits to the spirit.

Cacao has been used in ancient rituals by indigenous cultures for centuries. By incorporating Cacao into your daily routine, you can establish a deeper, more mindful connection with yourself, with others and with Mother Nature.

Cacao also works in harmony to deepen your meditation or yoga practice. 

If this aspect of Cacao interests you please see here for more details on ceremonial uses of Cacao

Why not give it a shot? 

The switch from coffee to Cacao is more than just a change in beverages; it’s a move towards improved physical health, emotional well-being, and even a deeper connection to your spiritual self. So, why not give it a try? Your body, mind, and spirit might just thank you for it.

Grab a cup in your local coffee shop, or see here for a list of local stockists: link to follow

Want a Deep Dive?

Check out our Cacao Library for more information on Cacao – All About Cacao


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Vivienne Dempsey
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