Mayan Cocoa from Guatemala

100% Pure Ceremonial Grade Cocoa, from the native Mayan Q’eqchi families.

This ceremonial grade cocoa is grown and harvested by native Q’eqchi’ Mayan families, many in the highlands of Guatemala around Laguna Lachuá, a beautiful cenote.

The Mayans have cultivated cocoa for thousands of years in perfect harmony along with honey, cardamom and corn.

The indigenous Q’eqchi’ communities have been the guardians of the sacredness of cocoa and have preserved the ancestral ceremonies of fire and cocoa for thousands of years.

 

Type: Ceremonial Grade Cocoa.

Ingredients: Ceremonial Grade Cocoa, Cayenne Pepper, Ceylon Cinnamon and Vanilla.

Origin: Mayan tribes of southern Belize.

Presentation: Cocoa block.

Size: 500 grams.

Storage: Store in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.

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Q’eqchi’ cocoa

Kakaw is an ancient drink of the Q’eqchi’ Mayan people, which is used in many Mayan ceremonies.

In the mountainous Alta Verapaz region of Guatemala, indigenous Q’eqchi farmers grow some of the best cocoa in the world.

In the Lachuá Ecoregion, there is a beautiful lagoon considered a National Park since 1976: the Lachuá Lagoon, around which numerous Mayan Q’eqchi’ families live, mainly dedicated to the cultivation of cocoa.

Q’eqchi’ native village

Q’eqchi’ is a Mayan people that still exists in Guatemala. They settled around some hills near the Chixoy and Polochic rivers in approximately 600 BC, and had contact with ancient civilizations such as the Pipil, Toltec, Chichimeca and the great Mayan cities.

Until the arrival of the Spanish, they were governed by chiefs who in turn depended on a great lord chosen by all the principals.

Archaeological sites with signs of jateado stone construction are Chajkar, Chimax, Chinama, Ku’k’uch in Chinapetén and behind the Calvary of San Pedro Carchá. The Calvary of Cobán is one of the most important Mayan ceremonial centers.

The main economic activity is represented by agriculture; Corn and beans are planted, which constitute the family food, complemented by the raising of birds, pigs and other domestic animals.

His name is spelled Kekchí (according to current spelling), or Q’eqchi’ (according to ancient spelling).

Mopán native village

The Mopán people are one of the Mayan towns in Belize and Guatemala in the department of Petén. Their indigenous language is also called Mopán, and it is one of the Yucatecan Mayan languages from Mexico, considered a language in danger of extinction.

Their diet is based on corn, from which a large number of their traditional recipes are derived: nuk (bun), tait (corn tamale), k’a k’aan ek’en (smoked cell thistle), chu’ uk wa (sweet toast).

The Mopán community specializes in fabric embroidery, with which they make shirts, blouses, bags, brush holders, tablecloths and slipcovers. Dacron fabric, wool and thread are used to create embroidery.

The Mopán language is part of the Mayan language family from Mexico. Although it has suffered a decline due to the influence of Spanish and English, it is still spoken in many Mopan communities. Some common words in Mopán include “K’iche’” (forest), “No’j” (wisdom) and “Tz’ikin” (bird). The preservation of their language is seen as a crucial component for the survival of their culture.

Currently, the Mopán face numerous challenges, including the preservation of their culture and lands in the face of modernization and globalization, keeping their traditions and language alive, adapting to changes without losing their essence.

The Mopán worldview understands the world as an interconnected entity where each element, whether human, animal or natural, has a vital role. This worldview influences all aspects of their lives, from agriculture to social relationships.

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