#006 Ancel Mitchell – Finca La Isla: Cacao – Traditional Roots to Cottage Industry

Jan 7, 2021

    Welcome to the world of Ancel Mitchell, herbalist, storyteller, chocolatier, and overall quality human being.  In today’s episode we dive into the value of connecting with & supporting local indigenous communities, various ways that one might prepare a cacao bean, and the value of embracing the mythological roots of our plant medicines. 

  Ancel is one of the key players of Finca La Isla, along with her partner Peter Kring from last week’s episode.  Both of these pioneers have had a lot to share.  Kick back and enjoy the stories that Ancel lays out for us.  It’ll be time well spent.


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We've provided a pair of unique bonus videos for you, this time.  I visited Ancel for a late-night beach-side storytelling session, the night following our interview.  It was really cool.  She shared a modernized spin on an ancient Greek story of Demeter and a Norweigan tale of Tatterhood.  I recorded them on audio and have them available for your listening delight on your YouTube Channel:
Demeter and the Old Crone

Tatterhood the Princess Twin


To follow more of Ancel’s adventures in chocolatiering, check out:


FB – https://www.facebook.com/garden.botanicals 

 IG – @chocolateismedicine

Ancel’s Medicinal Sodas class on Amazon Explore: https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/1718970?s=13&unique_share_id=5fb27ae8-033c-4e63-85aa-d813e6f875a3



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Special thanks to Peter Mukuru for editing this episode!

Music: Rite of Passage by Kevin MacLeod

Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4291-rite-of-passage

License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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