Crio Bru Brewed Cocoa,Vega Real - 12 x 12 ozs.
With natural hints of strawberries and green tea
Described as paradise by Christopher Columbus, the Vega Reál is one of the most fertile valleys in the Dominican Republic. Translated as "Royal Meadow," this lush, tropical garden found in the mountain highlands nurtures the finest cacao plants. The earthy-toned beans are harvested at the peak of freshness and then crafted to reveal a luxurious, complex flavor that hints of red berries and dark spice with a wonderful cocoa aroma.
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.