Cavalla French Roast™ Ivory Coast Dark Roast,

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Cavalla French Roast
Premium Roasted cocoa with natural hints of
coconut and cinnamon

Please note: Cavalla French Roast™ was formerly called Cavalla Dark Roast.

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, darkly Roasted cocoa beans.

For those that like a darker Roasted premiium coffee, this is the perfect Crio Brü.


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 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.

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  • 5
    Great Coffee alternative

    Posted by Jeannette on 12th May 2022

    This dark roast french coffee is my favourite Crio Brew product. It is a delicious and healthy alternative for those trying to kick the coffee habit or those seeking something different for a daily beverage. Crio Brew is a responsive company and my Crio Brew arrived in no time after ordering.

  • 1
    Like to product, not the company

    Posted by Unknown on 24th Nov 2020

    I have been ordering this product for a few years now and prior to my most recent order I reached out to the company with some questions/concerns. I sent 2 inquiries about a week apart and never heard back (it has now been a few weeks).
    It is too bad that it seems like I need to support this company that does not care about customers if I want this product. I will look for alternatives.

  • 5

    Posted by Sherri Teskey on 23rd Jun 2020

    I purchased the sampler pack as a gift and decided to try a few flavours myself. I brewed the concentrate from the French roast added a little sweetener and milk for an iced treat... will definitely buy again...the aroma is amazing

  • 5
    Better Than Coffee...

    Posted by Erin Miller on 16th Mar 2018

    This past year, I found out my "seasonal allergies" that never went away, were actually an allergy to coffee. This sucked, because I would *almost* rather die than stop drinking coffee. I tried a few other coffee alternatives that were "meh" at best, before stumbling upon Crio Bru.

    I LOVE THIS STUFF more than coffee... This is one of the two flavors I have tried, and both are delicious, though I will admit I liked the other a *tiny* bit more.

    I love it so much, I sent two bags to my brother (who also suffers from "seasonal allergies" year round) for his birthday. When I told him it was better than coffee, he scoffed.... Until he tried it and I received a text that said, "I haven't had coffee all morning, this stuffs great!!"

    Highly recommend. Crio Bru service and shipping time was great too.

  • 5
    I love this product!

    Posted by Silvana McGill on 27th Dec 2016

    I have completely replaced my two double espressos in the morning with the French roast,(my favourite so far). I'm so happy to have found this terrific coffee replacement.

  • 4
    love the product not the packaging

    Posted by vanessa on 6th Jun 2015

    I love crio bru the product is amazing and I'll continue to enjoy it. However lately I've noticed shipping takes quite some time considering I live in calgary. Seemed to be quicker when o lived in lethbridge. Perhaps I willyry to pick it up instead. Also in my most recent package one of the bags was not sealed completely and there were wasted precious grounds in the box. Which made a mess all over my counter.

  • 5
    Waited far too long to order

    Posted by JJ on 23rd Mar 2015

    Love, love, love this product. Had not been happy with my coffee consumption for some time and had put off ordering Criobru. From the first sip it had me. It tastes wonderful and I feel good and yes, healthier. No caffeine drop in the afternoon or jitters and it goes fabulous with my toast and peanut butter on the week-end mornings. Coffee has been demoted!

  • 5
    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!

  • 5
    One of my favorites

    Posted by Unknown on 10th Oct 2013

    Bold, rich flavor - hits the spot.

    Started drinking Crio Bru 3 months ago and have not picked up a cup of coffee since - I was a pot of coffee drinker per day and only ordered extra bold Starbucks. When I switched I never had a headache, was never tired, love how I don't feel frenzied with too much coffee followed by a crash. Have never craved the coffee and will never go back.