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Crio Bru Ground Cocoa Beans, Vega Real, 12 Ounce

from Crio Bru
4.4 out of 5 stars 50 customer reviews
About the Product
  • Bright with hints of citrus and an acidic finish, Vega Real is made from premium cocoa beans from the Dominican Republic
  • Crio Bru is made from a single ingredient, premium cocoa beans sourced from all over the world and then perfectly roasted and ground to bring out a deep, rich, unique flavor
  • Brews right in your coffee maker or French press, just like ground coffee
  • Contains small amounts of caffeine as well as theobromine, a natural, healthy stimulant that provides longer lasting and more gradual energy than caffeine
  • 0 sugar, 0 fat, just 10 calories, and up to 4x the amount of antioxidants of coffee per serving
  • 2 sugar, 0 fat, just 10 calories, and up to 4x the amount of antioxidants of coffee per serving

Product Description

Crio Bru is a brewed drink made from 100% cacao beans (also known as cocoa beans), roasted to perfection. Named after the most prized of cacao beans, the Criollo, Crio Bru will astound your taste buds with its complex chocolaty flavors and subtle aromas which come right from the cacao bean itself! It is 100% natural and 100% pure. Crio Brü is the ultimate superfood. It is low in calories and contains no sugar, no fat, no dairy, no sodium, no cholesterol, yet is extremely high in antioxidants and a host of other vitamins and minerals. Cocoa beans naturally contain a small amount of caffeine as well as large amounts of a healthier stimulant called theobromine. Theobromine provides natural, healthy energy that is longer lasting and more gradual than caffeine so you won’t feel jittery during the day or sleepless at night. Crio Bru is both a new drink and an ancient one. Ka'kao was an everyday drink of the kings and peoples of the great Incas, Mayans, Olmecs and Aztecs for hundreds of years, but was changed when the Old World met the New. The incredible health properties of cacao are currently lost in the process of making modern chocolate, but with Crio Bru, they are preserved. It’s not like hot chocolate … it’s not like coffee or tea … it’s just delicious! Crio Bru has its own unique flavor, look and feel that is unlike anything else you've ever tried.

Product Details

  • Item Weight: 12 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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  • ASIN: B005HW44LW
  • UPC: 837654372135
  • Item model number: 285197
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #115,554 in Grocery & Gourmet Food (See Top 100 in Grocery & Gourmet Food)

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If you're looking for a sweet hot cocoa this probably isn't the product for you. If you are a true dark chocolate lover in a every sense of the word this is a must have! I wasn't sure what to expect at first and I must admit I still wasn't sure about it taking my first few sips but it didn't take long before I was hooked! I drink it unsweetened but you can add sugar or substitute if you'd like. The best part about it is that it kills my chocolate cravings!! I'm such a junk-food-aholic at night so I drink a cup or two after dinner and late at night and have NO desire to shove candy bars and cupcakes down my throat. It's extremely high in antioxidants and very low in calories. It's pure chocolate and it just makes you feel good.
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I am having a love affair with Crio Bru Vega Real. I have brewed myself a 32oz French press of coffee every morning for the past 20 years. I drink my coffee black and my favorite beans come from East Africa/Arabia, specifically Kenya and Yemen. I don't wake up needing my "coffee fix" and I don't drink coffee if I am not at home and great coffee isn't available, but it is a ritual for me and I could never have imagined living without it. But as I got older, I started having some health issues (hypothyroid, adrenal burnout) and I knew that the best medicine would come from cleaning up my overall diet -- and this meant I had to consider eliminating my morning coffee. I love tea of all kinds...but there is no tea that can come close to the experience of an incredible cup of coffee! Enter Crio Bru. After doing my research and reading reviews, I had high expectations. I can honestly say the Crio Bru EXCEEDED my expectations. I brewed up my first French press (using 2 heaping tablespoons to 6oz of water and steeping for 12 minutes), poured myself a steaming mug, and was immediately hit with the rich, thick, dark chocolate aroma of this incredible elixir. The more you continue to drink it, the more you appreciate the complexity of the beverage. It is pure magic! My husband prefers it with cream, but he also adds cream to his coffee. I completely enjoy it black, but I can imagine that if you are one who prefers a milky sweetness to your chocolate, cream and sugar would transform this beverage into a decadent dessert. Best of all, Crio Bru is actually less expensive pound for pound than good quality coffee! And if you buy it in bulk (6-12oz bags) the price drops from $15/bag to $10/bag, which translates to just $2/32oz French press or just $.35/cup. I am beyond thrilled to have found this product! Thank you Amazon and thank you to all of the previous reviewers for encouraging me to give this a try.
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I recently discovered Crio Bru in a subscription box and absolutely fell in love with it. I even bought a coffee machine so I could brew it easily. And I drink probably 12 cups of Crio Bru a week. It's like having hot chocolate without all the guilt (I do add artificial sweetener and a little skim milk). I've tried probably about half the varieties that are available.

This one is supposed to have hints of strawberry and citrus. I am honestly not sure if I notice that or not, but I have never been able to notice the subtleties of wine, either, so maybe it's just me. (Or perhaps my milk and sweetener are covering that up? It could be. But I find all the varieties to be pretty bitter without milk and sweetener.) I do think this is a bit milder than the Cavalla kind, and definitely less spicy than Maya or Pumpkin Spice.

This smells absolutely wonderful in the package. I use three tablespoons and fill my coffee maker up to the 5-cup mark (well, halfway between 4 and 6 because 5 isn't marked) with water. That translates into about two mugs' worth of beverage. This is somewhat less product than recommended on the package, but that is one of those things you can play with until you find an amount that suits your taste.

Please note: this has some natural oils that come through into the decanter. These can clog up paper filters (I have found this out the hard way). So paper filters really slow down the brewing. I found that a metal permanent filter results in faster brewing and doesn't get clogged by the natural oils. (The bag recommends a metal filter but doesn't say why!) Also, this product is gluten free and vegan (and you can always add almond milk or rice milk instead of dairy milk to keep it that way).

So glad I found this stuff. I'm totally addicted.
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I tried Crio Bru at a trade show and was skeptical until I took my first sip. Then I fell in love. Since I gave up coffee several months ago (and off and on for the past two years) I have searched for a coffee substitute. I've tried several, but with Crio Bru, I discovered something infintely better than coffee. It's sweet enough to drink alone and even better with just a touch of coconut creamer and agave syrup. When I brew it, my kitchen fills with the delicous, dreamy aroma of chocolate, and it far surpasses coffee in taste in part because you don't get the bitter aftertaste coffee can deliver. It gives me a nice boost of energy without the crash I get with coffee, and I don't miss any of the other negative effects that I experience when I drink coffee, either. Thank you, Crio Bru, for this delicous drink. I urge anyone who loves hot beverages to try this new product as soon as possible. I'd give this a million stars if I could. You'll never miss your morning cup of coffee again.
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