C ACAO B ICOLOR
Food of the gods
BICOLOR OR PATAXTE
The Bicolor Cacao Cacao Theobroma Bicolor called Pataxte, is another species of cacao, the chocolate of the Mayans and Mesoamerica. One of the most frequent uses is in a drink called Pataxte cacao. In its preparation, the cocoa pods are fermented, which is called calcification, which will later result in that ancestral drink.
Our cacao is of Oxaqueño origin, grown in the Chinantla region, and is popularly known as Cacao Jaguar. Currently the producers work the cocoa in this region in two groups with 30 families, which represents a total of 120 producers. So the work is family, and involves both men, women and children, in the different stages of its cultivation, as well as its transformation.
TO THE DISCOVERY OF YOUR SENSES
THE MAN HOLDING A FRUIT
Spiritual wisdom, body energy
Because of its original and authentic flavor, many consumers look for it to make their desserts. Since 2010, this crop has been in development throughout the Chinantla region in Oaxaca, as the demand for this fruit of the gods is growing. National and international chocolatiers appreciate it for its exotic flavor.
Used for more than 2,500 years, by ancestral cultures such as the Mayas, Aztecs or Incas, cocoa has been one of the primary remedies of traditional medicine, in addition to using a sacred space in the worldview of these cultures, cocoa served turn as a measure of change.