- Made from 100% pure, perfectly roasted cocoa beans with no additives
- Theobromine provides natural, healthy energy without the jitters
- Less caffeine than decaffeinated coffee
- Only 10 calories per serving and 0 sugars
- 4,516 UI antioxidants per serving
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Flavor notes of green bananas and blackberries found naturally in premium cocoa beans from Ecuador
Rising on the flanks of equatorial volcanoes, the Coca River winds through an emerald paradise in southern Ecuador until it feeds into the mighty Amazon. A village close to the Coca River, in a valley called Vilcabamba, is famous for the longevity of its people, many living more than a century. Nurtured in the black soil of this valley and the rich humidity of the cloud-covered rainforest, the Ecuadorian cacao bean produces the chocolatiest Crio Brü. This smooth, sweet and nourishing drink is accented by a perfumed floral scent and lovely floral tones, including a dominant green banana note, blueberries and jasmine.
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Cozy warmth without the calories
Posted by SKesler on 18th Dec 2014
I always steered away from hot chocolates because of the sugar and obvious calories. This flavor gives me that and more, on cold nights and mornings it is perfect as I start me day. I use a creamer "sweet cream" and a little Splenda makes it just perfect. During summer days put over crushed ice is SO very refreshing. I was introduced to this almost 5 years ago from a friend and loved it ever since.
Posted by Pam Rudd on 4th Oct 2014
On opening the bag, I was blown away by the rich chocolate aroma. It's not the same as baker's chocolate, it smelled more milk chocolatey than dark chocolatey. The smell while brewing was amazing!
On first taste, I was disappointed. The flavor was not nearly as rich as the aroma*. It was not bitter at all, but the mouth feel was not as creamy as the smell suggested it would be. I wandered out into the backyard and continued sipping. By about the fourth sip, it was really growing on me. The chocolate aroma had filled my sinuses, and the taste was improving. It's not like eating chocolate, but it was still very, very chocolate tasting. By the time I finished the cup, I was sold. Yum! Will buy again when I can afford it.
I drank it black. I suspect the addition of sugar and/or cream would make it even more like eating dark chocolate, or maybe drinking rich hot chocolate.
*That has long been a complaint of mine about coffee, that the taste was not as rich and silky as the aroma.
Posted by Eric on 5th Jun 2014
Absolutely love this product sweetened with maple syrup. Took a little time but noticing the subtle rise and substantial sustain from the Theobromine is phenomenal.
Posted by Kirt on 25th Apr 2014
Rich, well-balanced, versatile. Great on its own, or brewed with coffee. Lovely stuff.
Posted by Michelle on 6th Mar 2014
I just bought a big selection of crios but so far, this is the only variety I've tried. It smells wonderful, very rich. The taste is interesting, different, not really like your typical hot cocoa--it's more "grown up". Good stuff, I'm happy.
Coca River and French Roast
Posted by Hatch on 15th Jan 2014
i just ordered the Coca River. I'm very pleased with this selection and I can definitely taste the hint of green bananas. Currently the French Roast is my favorite but i enjoy them all equally. I've never experienced a feeling of energy from drinking this which is fine by me as I enjoy mainly after dinner. I will continue to buy this product
Best Crio Bru
Posted by WJ on 9th Dec 2013
I have tried most of the Crio Bru flavors and Coca River is the best one. They all are very good, but Coca River has a very rich chocolatey flavor that warms me up on cold mornings. I've completely gone away from coffee and rarely go a morning without my Crio Bru!
Posted by Raylene on 29th Oct 2013
I have enjoyed every flavor I ordered. The differences are subtle but the Cocoa River delivers a richness I love ♥ So this is the one I reorder every time!
My favorite !
Posted by Maggie on 26th Oct 2013
I think Coca River has the best chocolate flavor of all the choices. I do drink a few of the others but I always come back to this one. It's very satisfying.
Yummy coffee alternative
Posted by Unknown on 13th Aug 2013
Let me start by saying that I love coffee. I decided to give up caffeine before getting pregnant and didn't want the chemicals in decaf but still needed something hot to drink to start my day. Crio Bru saved the day! I feel that it gives me a little bit of a boost, but never the jitters I would get with coffee.
I've tried a couple of flavors and this is by far the best -- I love the chocolate flavor with a hint of banana. I do add some sugar and milk to mine, but I always did that with coffee anyway. I brew mine in a one-cup coffee maker using slightly less than 2 teaspoons (otherwise it's more than the coffee maker can handle).
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