Does BOCA contain caffeine?
Boca contains tiny amounts of caffeine. A typical sample of cacao nibs or cacao beans will yield anywhere from zero caffeine to 1,000 parts per million of caffeine (less than 1/20th of the caffeine present in coffee). Cacao also contains another closely related substance called theobromine in much larger levels, and the presence of these two closely related substances has been the cause of much confusion among cacao lovers.
Is BOCA like bitter chocolate?
Yes and no. BOCA contains no sugar but has a natural sweetness to it.
Where do the cacao beans come from?
Our cacao beans are produced by Cacao de Colombia, currently the top award-winning cacao producer in the world. Our farms are independent and community-run along the Caribbean coast close to Parque Tayrona in Columbia.
What is the correct or maximum dose?
Different people react differently to the powerful, yet beneficial, effects of cacao, but as it does stimulate your energy levels, we recommend no more than 3-4 servings a day.
How long does Boca last?
Our cacao cubes and flakes have a 12-month shelf life. To make the most out of your Boca product, store them in an air-tight container in cool and dry place.
How many calories are in a single serving of Boca?
A single serving of Boca (1 x 10g cube or 1 teaspoon of flakes) with only water contains 65 calories.
I don't have a blender or a milk frother. How else do I make a cup of Boca?
You can also melt your Boca cube or flakes with hot water in a pot and use a whisk to mix it over the stove on low-heat.
I'm currently breastfeeding. Can I drink Boca?
Yes! Cacao is safe for breastfeeding.
I'm pregnant. Can I drink Boca?
Yes! Cacao is safe for pregnant women.
Is Boca safe for children?
Cacao is safe for children, but as they do have energy-boosting compounds, we do not recommend serving Boca to children more than twice a day or close to bedtime.
Is Boca vegan-friendly?
Absolutely. Our products contain zero animal products.
Is Boca safe for people with allergies?
Our products are made of 100% whole cacao beans, lightly roasted and fermented to preserve their natural health benefits. However, our cacao bean farms are produced next to a cashew farm, so if you have cashew allergy consume Boca with caution.