Cavalla™ Premium roasted cocoa with natural hints of coconut and cinnamon
Winding along its western front, the Cavalla™ River gives shape to the exotic Ivory Coast. The surrounding agricultural area is dotted with small, family-owned farms that produce the very best African cacao. The dark, earthy-toned beans are carefully handpicked and dried naturally by the sun to enhance the full-bodied chocolate flavor, which hints of dark spice, coconut and cinnamon. These incredible natural flavors come to life when you brew a cup of Cavalla™, made from 100% pure, perfectly roasted cocoa beans.
Making Crio Brü is easy, whether in a coffee maker or French Press. And Cavalla™ is incredibly delicious, especially when you add a little creamer and cinnamon.
Cocoa is one of nature's superfoods, delivering heart-healthy nutrients that boost health and wellness.
Here is a list of some of the benefits of incorporating cocoa beans into your life:
Boost your immune system
Antioxidants fight oxidative damage and free radicals in the body. Cocoa contains the highest concentration of antioxidants of any food in the world, including polyphenols, catechins, and epicatechins. By weight, cocoa has more antioxidants than red wine, blueberries, açai, pomegranates, and goji berries combined. To see the ORAC USDA chart, visit our FAQs page.
Zinc plays a critical role in supporting your immune system, liver, pancreas and skin.
Increase energy naturally
Cocoa beans contain a natural stimulant called theobromine that is a relative of caffeine. Unlike caffeine, theobromine gives you a noticeable increase in energy without making you feel nervous or jittery. Cocoa naturally contains about 1% theobromine.
Theobromine is gentle, mild, has a slow onset, is long lasting and non-addictive whereas caffeine is intense, strong, fast acting, short lived and addictive.
Curb your appetite and lose weight
Cocoa is one of the great weight loss foods because within its extraordinary nutrition profile it contains the minerals and molecules that help curb appetite and promote weight loss.
Compared to soda, fruit juice and other drinks, Crio Brü has a nominal number of calories and only 1.5 carbs per serving with many health benefits making it a great addition to any health and fitness program.
Support your heart, digestive system, brain and bones
Cocoa has more magnesium that any other food, which supports the heart, aids digestion, balances brain chemistry and builds strong bones. Over 80% of Americans are chronically magnesium deficient.
Crio Brü is a 100% gluten free, dairy free, sugar free, fat free food.
Oxygenate the blood and maintain healthy blood sugar levels
The trace mineral manganese found in cocoa assists iron to oxygenate the blood and form hemoglobin.
Found naturally in cacao, copper helps build healthy blood.
Nearly 80% of Americans are deficient of the trace mineral chromium that helps promote a healthy blood sugar level.
Feel great, increase focus, reduce stress and sleep better
An endorphin or “bliss chemical” called anadamide is produced by our body after exercise that makes us feel great. It has also been found in one plant – cacao.
Our body produces the chemical phenylethylamine when we fall in love and increases focus and alertness. This natural chemical is also found abundantly in cocoa.
Cocoa contains serotonin, a primary neurotransmitter in the body that helps build a “stress defense shield”.
Tryptophan is a natural anti-depressant amino acid contained in cocoa that transforms into stress-protective neurotransmitters that enhance relaxation and promote better sleep.
Adding Crio Brü to your daily diet will help you take advantage of the many nutrients and benefits native to the cocoa bean, enabling you to lead a healthier and happier life.
Perfect with some coconut milk ! This brew has the sweatest taste according to me. Really love it!
One of my staples!
Posted by Unknown on 19th Feb 2014
Good on its own or mixed with others like the French roast!
Still loving it after all these years!
Posted by Unknown on 13th Feb 2014
Cavalla and Coca River are my favourites. I have been using Crio Bru for years now. I used to order it from the U.S. site before it became available in Canada.
I still look forward to my nightly pot. Love love love...
A wonderful substitute for my second (and third) coffee of the day
Posted by Urban Suburbanite on 26th Nov 2013
I purchased Crio Bru on recommendation from a friend. I'm a self-professed chocolate addict and I enjoy several coffees during the day. However, these extra coffees have been contributing to digestive upset, lack of focus (monkey mind) and delayed sleep! Crio Bru gives me a satisfying feel like a hot cup of freshly-roasted coffee does. The chocolate scent is extremely pleasing. It's not sweet like a hot chocolate. I'm very glad to have Crio Bru as part of my daily routine!
Posted by Whit on 1st May 2013
Tried this at the Calgary Womans show and had to have more, so delicious and love that it's healthy/you can reuse the grounds for other things!
Posted by Unknown on 18th Mar 2013
Love the taste it is a yummy treat!
Posted by Sonia M. on 19th Nov 2012
I only tried Cavalla because of the review posted on July 27th. Now Cavalla and Coca River are both my favourite.
I mistimed my order, and was out of CrioBrü for 4 whole days. Went back to coffee for that time, just not the same. I love my jitter-free morning routine that I can actually repeat all day if I so desired without any impact on sleep and productivity. Gotta love that
Posted by SB on 26th Sep 2012
The aroma that is released when you "Bru" the cocoa beans is heavenly and the hint of cinnamon is just the right start to my day. It's a great treat without the fat and calories of regular hot chocolate and the health benefits are a delightful bonus.
My favourite flavour!
Posted by Unknown on 27th Jul 2012
I am a repeat customer for this flavour as well as the Coca River. While I love both of them, this is my favourite. I add a bit of cinnamon to the pot when I brew it and that seems to really bring out the cinnamon taste.
I do alternate nightly between the Coca River and the Cavalla because I like them both.