Why women are choosing Cacao instead of Coffee ☕️

Today we're diving into a delicious debate that's been brewing (pun intended 🙈) among women everywhere: Cacao vs. Coffee. So, if you have ever wondered why Ceremonial Cacao has become the new ‘it girl’ wellness trend then keep reading!

Here are 5 reasons why more and more women are switching their morning coffee for the chocolatey goodness of cacao:
  1. Mood-boosting Magic: One of the most interesting discoveries of Cacao (and why we love it!) is that it offers a different kind of support. Cacao contains a wide array of feel-good compounds, which include PEA (phenylethylamine), tryptophan, anandamide and anthocyanins that stimulate a wide range of mood enhancing neurotransmitters (serotonin, dopamine, norepinephrine and endorphins) that can lead to feelings of motivation, positivity, joy and wellbeing 🤠

  2. Sustained Energy Without the Crash: The highs and lows of the caffeine rollercoaster are all too familiar. One minute you feel like you’re flying and the next you’re plummeting into the lows. This is because coffee contains a high concentration of caffeine that can overstimulate the nervous system, leaving you feeling jittery and exhausted. 

    As women this is something to be mindful of because when our stress hormone cortisol is chronically elevated, it can have a negative impact on our reproductive hormones and can even disrupt our menstrual cycle.

    This is where cacao steps in as the perfect coffee alternative. The key component in cacao - theobromine, gently stimulates the cardiovascular system, (as opposed to the nervous system), meaning a gentle energy lift without disrupting the body’s natural rhythm. This makes cacao an excellent alternative for those seeking sustained energy and balance. 

  3. Nutrient-Rich Goodness in Every Sip: It’s no secret that coffee often takes the spotlight as the go-to morning pick me up, but cacao is jam packed with all sorts of good-for-you nutrients like powerful antioxidants, vitamins, and essential minerals - including magnesium, iron, zinc, calcium and copper. Sipping on cacao instead of coffee is basically a nutrient powerhouse disguised as a warm, comforting mug of chocolate. How could anyone say no to that?! 

  4. Your sleep will thank you for it: Picture this; It's nearing your usual 3pm slump and you're in need of a pick-me-up and a little sugar fix. Did you know that drinking coffee up to 6 hours before bed can disrupt your sleep by more than an hour?

    Rather than reaching for coffee and risking a restless night, why not treat yourself to a creamy mug of cacao? It's like wrapping yourself in a warm, cosy blanket from the inside out - pure honey to the nervous system 🍯 Boosting your mood and energy without sacrificing your sleep is the ultimate act of self-love!

  5. Your Cycle LOVES It: Ceremonial cacao is often called "love in liquid form" because it truly feels like a warm, loving hug. Cacao is especially soothing during the most delicate time of the month for women as it is packed with magnesium - which has been shown to alleviate menstrual cramps, relax muscles, and make your period more comfortable.

    Cacao also lifts your mood by boosting serotonin and dopamine — the natural feel-good chemicals we love and welcome during hormonal shifts. This gentle support helps smooth out emotional peaks and valleys, nurturing both body and mind. Embracing a cup of ceremonial cacao is like giving yourself a little dose of love, supporting you softly and sweetly through the rhythms of your cycle.
So to the lovely woman reading this - if you often find yourself jittery and drained after coffee, or if you're looking for a more balanced and nurturing alternative, cacao might be exactly what you need. It is pure wellness in a mug - gentle on your nervous system and packed with mood boosting compounds and nutrients that keep your energy steady throughout the day. 
Plus it’s the ultimate self-care ritual that your body and cycle will thank you for.

Here's to Cacao and to the benefits it brings to women everywhere 🍫✨