Chocolātl or xocolātl, possibly a deformation of the Nahuatl (Aztec) word cacahuatl, drink made from cacao, or from the Mayan words for hot water and chocolate, chakaw haa'.
Of or relating to chocolate. A pithy British translation by Capt. James Wadsworth of the Spanish word chocolatico used by Antonio Colmenero in his landmark treatise on chocolate and medicine (1631). "...the Chocolaticall Confection is not so cold as the Cacao, nor so hot as the rest of the Ingredients..." (Chocolate, or An Indian Drinke, 1640, 16)
(Rohan Fernando, 2010)
Many cacao farmers today
have never tasted chocolate.
Cacao has traditionally been
prepared and served in vessels.
2015 Documentary by Michelle Aguilar on the challenges facing indigenous cacao farmers.