Mayan Cacao

Over 2,000 years ago Olmecs started to produce cacao and Mayans followed that tradition. It became their currency, a medicinal drink, the royalty beverage and the food of gods. Agronomists and anthropologists estimate the Mayans grew over 20 types of cacao in a region we now know as Guatemala. In fact, the cacao produced in the south coast of Guatemala was so desired it had to be exported thousands of miles away to delight Aztecs leaders situated in what we know today as Mexico City.