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  • Flavor Notes Found Naturally in the Cocoa Bean
  • Crio Brü

Coca River™

0.80 LBS
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Product Description

Coca River
with flavor notes of green bananas and blackberries
found naturally in premium cocoa beans from

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.

Coca River
[Koh-kuh Riv-er]


Making Crio Brü is easy, whether in a coffee maker or French Press.

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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  1. Tasty, different

    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.

  2. 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

  3. 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!

  4. My Favorite!

    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!

  5. 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.

  6. 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).

  7. Dark Chocolate Flavor

    Posted by Kerri Brooks on 29th Jul 2013

    This is my favorite Crio Bru! If you like dark chocolate then this one is for you! The Cocoa River has the darkest chocolate flavor out of the other flavors I've tried. I let mine steep for about 20-25 minutes so the chocolate flavor really develops. Then I just stick it in the microwave for about 20 seconds to get it hot again. Worth the extra wait!

  8. Good Morning Crio Bru

    Posted by Dianna Blankenship on 29th Jun 2013

    So good to wake up to have a cup of Crio Bru in the morning with my husband. This blend needs some sweetening it does have a little bitter taste with out it. Since I am no longer drinking coffee Crio Bru is the answer.

  9. Harsh, bitter flavor

    Posted by Beth on 12th May 2013

    Love, love, love Crio Bru, but of the five flavors I've tried, this is by far my least favorite. I should preface this by saying I'm not a coffee drinker; I prefer hot chocolate. Coffee drinkers may enjoy this deep, dark, bitter flavor. I did not find it to be chocolatey and I'll stick with Vega Real or Maracaibo, which are both chocolatey and have a smooth finish. Coca River had a harsh aftertaste, not a smooth finish.

  10. Not bad

    Posted by Unknown on 11th Apr 2013

    I felt there was a bit of an aftertaste with this that I just wasn't happy with. It isn't bad but with so many other kinds that I really enjoy I won't likely order this again.

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