Crio Bru Brewed Cocoa, Coca River - 12 ozs.
With natural hints of green banana and blackberries
Rising on the flanks of equatorial volcanoes, the Coca River winds through an emerald paradise in southern Ecuador until it feeds into the mighty Amazon. A village close to the Coca River, in a valley called Vilcabamba, is famous for the longevity of its people, many living more than a century. Nurtured in the black soil of this valley and the rich humidity of the cloud-covered rainforest, the Ecuadorian cacao bean produces the chocolatiest Crio Brü. This smooth, sweet and nourishing drink is accented by a perfumed floral scent and lovely floral tones, including a dominant green banana note, blueberries and jasmine.
Crio Brü is a healthy and delicious brewed cocoa drink. It has the essence and all the health properties of dark chocolate and brews just like coffee. This revolutionary new drink is made with one ingredient -100% pure, premium cocoa beans which are carefully hand-selected and dried naturally by the sun to enhance the full-bodied chocolate flavor. They are then roasted and milled to perfection to produce the world’s most flavorful cocoa grounds.
Crio Brü’s three varieties – Cavalla, Vega Reál and Coca River – have a taste uniquely their own. Because Crio Brü is roasted and brewed, it has the consistency, roasted flavor and complexity of a fine coffee, yet because it is made with cocoa beans, its primary flavors are chocolaty. Just as with coffee, sweetener and creamer can be added to taste, or drink it black for a bittersweet, low-calorie hot drink.
As you experience Crio Brü, you may notice the coconut and cinnamon in Cavalla, or the strawberries and green tea in Vega Reál, or the green banana and blackberries in Coca River. The most remarkable fact about the flavors in Crio Brü, as with any fine chocolate, is that they are found naturally in the cocoa bean itself!
Crio Brü contains a natural stimulant called theobromine which is gentle, long-lasting and non-addictive. Theobromine gives you a “holistic high”. You’ll feel focused, energized and on top of the world.
Depending on the bean of origin, Crio Brü contains either no caffeine or up to 1,000 parts per million (less than 1/20th of the caffeine present in coffee). Crio Brü provides natural, healthy Theobromine and long-lasting energy without the negative effects of stimulants found in other drinks.
ANTIOXIDANTS – Raw cocoa beans, by weight, have more antioxidants than almost any food in the world. Even after it has been roasted and brewed, Crio Brü has 150%more antioxidants than pure pomegranate juice.
HEART HEALTHY – A recent study by the American Heart Association demonstrates the beneficial effects of cocoa on blood pressure, insulin resistance, vascular and platelet function as well as being anti-inflammatory.
LOW-CALORIE – With only 10 calories, 0 grams fat, 0 grams sugar, 0 milligrams sodium and 1.5 grams of carbohydrates per 4 oz. cup, as well as the fact that cocoa is an appetite suppressant, Crio Brü is without question the most slimming “chocolate” drink on the market.
Preparation: Crio Brü can be made in any coffee maker or French Press. Use 2 tablespoons of grounds per 6 oz. water to taste. Brew in a French press 7-10 minutes with boiling water. If using a coffee maker, a gold wire filter is best. If using a paper filter, never fill it more than half way. The slow or 1-4 cup setting is recommended. Add creamer and sweetener, if desired.