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How to Brew


Crio Bru® Brewed Cacao brews like coffee. You can brew our 100% pure ground cacao with a French press, coffee machine (no paper filters), pour over, percolator, stove-top espresso, aero press etc. Espresso machines and Keurigs would be the only equipment we don’t recommend (though some still do and love it). See step by step directions below for the most common brewing equipment.

what to add


Our product is 100% pure unsweetened brewed cacao. While some of course enjoy drinking their brewed cacao “black,” we find many of our customers enjoying adding their favorite creamer/and or sweetener. Others also enjoy adding spices, MCT oil, cacao butter, cacao chocolate chips, etc. Of course, many also love to mix our 100% pure ground cacao with their coffee grounds and brew a delicious mocha. There’s so many different ways to make your perfect cup for every mood- so have fun and experiment.

You can find suggestions how to add your own twist here.

common mistakes


Sometimes we find that customers didn't prepare their batch quite the right way and their cup of brewed cacao was either too watery or bitter. For a stronger brew, double the amount of grounds and steep longer and hotter in a French Press or slow down the coffee maker with the bold setting and/or 1-4 cup setting. If the taste seemed a little bitter, keep in mind our product is pure unsweetened cacao. We find lots of our customers enjoy their cup more when they add their favorite creamer and/or sweetener.


 

French Press

If desired, add your favorite sweetener and/or creamer.

Step 1:

Add ½ cup of Crio Bru® Brewed Cacao to 32oz or 34oz French Press

Step 2:

Pour boiling water into french press and stir

Step 3:

Allow Crio Bru Brewed Cacao to steep for 10 minutes, stir occasionally.

Step 4:

1-2 minutes before depressing plunger, stir one last time.

Step 5:

Depress plunger.

Step 6:

Pour and enjoy!

If desired, add creamer, almond, soy, or coconut milk and your favorite sweetener.


 

Coffee Maker

Step 1:

Add ½ cup of Crio Bru® brewed cacao into gold tone filter (no paper filters) for 32 oz pot. (2 tablespoons per 8 oz)

Step 2:

Add 32 oz of water

Step 3:

Brew. Use “1-4 cup” and/ or “slow/bold” setting if possible

Step 4:

Pour and enjoy!

If desired, add creamer, almond, soy, or coconut milk and your favorite sweetener.


 

Pour Over

Step 1

Place the Filter in the brewer with single fold away from the spout

Step 2

Add ½ Cup of Crio Bru brewed cacao

Step 3

Slowly Add Boiling Water

Step 4

Serve & Enjoy!

If desired, add creamer, almond, soy, or coconut milk and your favorite sweetener.


Percolator

Step 1

Add 32 oz of water

Step 2

Add ½ Cup of Crio Bru® brewed cacao

Step 3

Brew

Step 4

Serve & Enjoy!

If desired, add creamer, almond, soy, or coconut milk and your favorite sweetener.


Stove-top Espresso

Step 1

Add 16 oz of water to lower chamber (for 6 cup maker).

Step 2

Add ½ Cup of Crio Bru® brewed cacao

Step 3

Brew. Heat on stovetop to boil.

Step 4

Stir. Serve & Enjoy!

If desired, add creamer, almond, soy, or coconut milk and your favorite sweetener.


 

Try Crio Bru Brewed Cacao Iced

Step 1

Brew according to instructions then refrigerate to chill, or brew at double strength and pour over ice.

Step 2

If desired, add creamer, almond, soy, or coconut milk and your favorite sweetener

Step 3

Serve & Enjoy!