I love my coffee. I mean…I really love it. In a can’t-live-without-it kind of way. But I love chocolate just as much. And so when I learned about Crio Bru, I knew I’d probably found the most ideal drink ever.
Crio Bru is a brand of organic roasted cocoa beans that provides all the same health benefits as dark chocolate and brews just like coffee. I was lucky enough to receive a starter set containing two varieties of Crio Bru and a French Press from Crio Bru Canada and I couldn’t wait to brew up a pot of roasted chocolate goodness!
I tried the Cavalla Crio Bru cocoa beans first. This blend has flavour notes of coconut and cinnamon that are found naturally in the cocoa bean.
I measured six heaping scoops of Crio Bru into the French Press and then filled it with boiling water. After ten minutes of steeping, I pressed the plunger down carefully and poured out a cup of the chocolaty brew.
Now I don’t generally sweeten my coffee, so I decided that I would treat Crio Bru the same way. I added a splash of milk to give the drink a nice creamy taste and then took a sip. The chocolate flavour really was noticeable and I fell in love after my first sip!
My husband has a fondness for sweet drinks so I decided to make him his own cup of Crio Bru sweetened with organic honey. The two complex flavours blended together so nicely and Curtis enjoyed his chocolate drink just as much as me!
We also tried the Coca River variety, which has natural hints of green banana and blackberries. I found that the Coca River had a bit of a fuller and richer taste than the Cavalla, though both were bursting with chocolate flavour!
After trying the Crio Bru naturally, I couldn’t help but experiment a little with some different flavour options. I tried making Crio Bru in my regular coffee machine and got fabulous results.
I learned that Crio Bru with a little Chocolate Macadamia coffee syrup is absolutely heavenly! Most of the time, however, I prefer to drink the Crio Bru plain with a splash of cream.
And sometimes if I need a pick-me-up, I add a few scoops of coffee to the French Press and make a Crio Bru mocha!
As much as I love the rich chocolate flavour of the Crio Bru, what makes me happiest about this amazing beverage is the many health benefits it has.
Because Crio Bru is made from 100% roasted whole cocoa beans, it has all the antioxidants and flavanols of natural cocoa. And cocoa is quite the nutritional powerhouse!
In fact, just two tablespoons of cocoa contain the same amount of antioxidants as ¾ of a cup of blueberries or one and a half glasses of wine!
I’m so glad that I discovered this delicious and relaxing beverage that provides me with so many great health benefits. It’s a tasty and healthy way to enjoy the taste of chocolate!
If you want to enjoy a hot drink that’s incredibly flavourful and incredibly good for you, check out Crio Bru roasted cocoa beans today. The rich chocolate taste is irresistible!