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    Okay. I bought some Cavalla a couple weeks ago and made it cowboy style since I don't own a press. I loved it! My mom, not so much. I added coconut milk and vanilla to mine, she had hers straight up (I can't seem to do that with anything ). I have a question for anyone. Do you think I could make it cowboy style but put the grounds in a disposable teabag so the grounds are contained? I'm asking because I don't have a fancy coffee maker and can't brew it according to the instructions on the Crio Bru bag. Do you think the teabag would work like a coffee filter?

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    I got the Cavalla (or maybe it's Cavallo)

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    I bought the Cavalla Dark Roast (because I prefer dark roast coffee) and the Coca River (because one of the reviews said it had a more chocolatey flavor). I made the Cavalla Dark in a french press today and it was very interesting. The chocolate flavor was very light. I added some milk and it actually tasted more chocolatey, like a watered down hot chocolate. I may try the cowboy brewing method, because I'd like it to to be a little more robust. I think if you're looking for a substitute for coffee or hot chocolate, Crio Bru will be a disappointment, but it's very enjoyable as a different drink in the repertoire.
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    I finally got a bag of the Cavalla last week. Yum! Fortunately, my husband isn't that keen on it--more for me! I have had the best luck boiling the grounds in water for about 10 minutes, then putting it through the French press--it has a more robust flavor. I have reused the grounds, but it is a little thin that way. I am interested to try a couple of the other flavors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BratKat View Post
    I have had the best luck boiling the grounds in water for about 10 minutes, then putting it through the French press--it has a more robust flavor.
    I think I'll try this! I could just use a pan and not buy a stovetop coffee pot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AuroraB View Post
    Okay. I bought some Cavalla a couple weeks ago and made it cowboy style since I don't own a press. I loved it! My mom, not so much. I added coconut milk and vanilla to mine, she had hers straight up (I can't seem to do that with anything ). I have a question for anyone. Do you think I could make it cowboy style but put the grounds in a disposable teabag so the grounds are contained? I'm asking because I don't have a fancy coffee maker and can't brew it according to the instructions on the Crio Bru bag. Do you think the teabag would work like a coffee filter?
    I don't have a fancy coffee maker either. I do have an auto drip pot that's about 15 years old. I use a reusable filter. When I make the chocolate (I buy mine from Chocolate Alchemy) my pot has a button for brewing 1-3 cups which must allow it to drip slower and even though I brew 4 cups at a time the chocolate comes out great. I sometimes use my coffee grinder to make the cacao finer. I also have a French press. That also works great, but the electric drip maker is faster.

    I would say save up for a decent French press or check out a Homegoods or TJ Maxx to see if they carry them. Don't bother with the cheap ones.

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    This does sound great Could be my solution for an evening drink. I can't drink coffee after around noon as it ruins my sleep. Cocoa could do the same, do you find it fairly neutral that way?

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    I'd know that I'd boil it. Boiling probably distoys the compound (can't remember the right now) that increases mitochondria efficiency to produce ATP
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    Ordered some.... looking forward to trying it

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    Well, it arrived and hubby and I tried it this afternoon. We both enjoyed it, did the cowboy method, liked it strong. The only issue is that I got really really sleepy brain foggy afterwards, happen to anyone else? Could be unrelated, will see what happens next time.

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