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Mayan Coco

Mayan Coco

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Native to the Americas, cacao beans come from the cacao tree that is sometimes referred to as Madre Cacao which translates to "mother cacao". Cacao (Theobroma cacao) belongs to the genus TheobromaThobroma cacao is derived from the Greek meaning "food of the gods" and was coined by the Swedish scientist (and renowned chocoholic) Carl Linnaeus (also known as Carl von Linné) who in the 1700s devised the taxonomic classification system that is still used to identify all living things by genus and species.

Cacao (Theobroma cacao) belongs to the genus TheobromaThobroma cacao is derived from the Greek meaning "food of the gods" and was coined by the Swedish scientist (and renowned chocoholic) Carl Linnaeus (also known as Carl von Linné) who in the 1700s devised the taxonomic classification system that is still used to identify all living things by genus and species.

 

Chocolate has a long and storied history in Mesoamerica (this area extends from central Mexico south into Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and northern Costa Rica). The worlds first chocolate drink comes from this region. The Mayan word Ka'kau' comes from the language of the Olmec who are widely considered to be one of the earliest cultures of ancient Mesoamerica. This would mean that more than 2,500 years ago the Olmec had developed a sophisticated taste for this rich beverage. In addition to early writings describing consumption of this drink archeologists have performed chemical analysis of ceramic pots discovered in a Mayan tomb in Belize that date back to 600 BCE that show residue of a cacao liquid.
 

Please, no more than 12 oz. 

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