42g is the maximum recommended dose. After preparing hundreds of ceremonial elixirs using this particularly potent variety of cacao, I’ve been guided to offer 30g servings for a full, immersive experience. Cacao is naturally self- limiting as higher doses soon produce nausea (any bitter in great enough quantities is emetic). A 20g dose is often enough to facilitate profound inner work. Many experience deep emotional release or immediate energetic meeting with the cacao deva from very small servings. You know you have a cacao partnership when she smiles with you in this way!
To prepare cacao for a group, fill a large jug or pan with water using the serving cups that will be used for the ceremony. Mark the jug so you can see how much elixir is needed and empty the water. Add 30g cacao x number of cups required, then your sweetener and flavourings of choice. Add water to the previously marked fill level, transfer to a pan and warm slowly on a low heat until the cacao melts. A wooden spoon pressed into larger clumps of cacao in the pan helps here. Prepared in this way, the elixir is very thick, and will usually need to be served with a spoon.
A blender can also be used to quickly prepare larger brews in batches, before warming the whole drink through in a deep pan.