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    I really dislike all coffee and I certainly didnt care for this drink either---so I guess maybe a plus for coffee lovers. I was kind of glad that I didnt need something else to love!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbhikes View Post
    I think this stuff needs its own thread. Paleobird has turned a lot of us on to Crio Bru. I just got some myself. Oh my god! It's amazing! It is like coffee but instead of coffee beans it is roasted chocolate beans. It has this wonderful magical flavor not anything at all like hot cocoa. It is bitter like coffee. I just made a really strong cup of it with a generous portion of cream and it's the most heavenly hot drink ever. I can't wait to try using the grounds for something, too.

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    Sorry if that is a repeat. I didn't look through all of the replies. I love it. I haven't used the leftover grounds yet since I mostly mix it with my ground decaf. Add coconut oil to it and I'm there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbhikes View Post
    There does appear to be a lot of waste using the french press, however, you can make another cup and still save the grounds for other things. Yesterday I blended up my grounds with some coconut cream, frozen bananas and strawberries and made ice cream. The other day I used some of the grounds instead of cocoa powder when I made those little chocolate mug cakes. Tasted less chocolaty and more like banana bread with a chocolate taste. I think if you saved enough grounds, you could use it in a meat loaf.

    I'm trying the cowboy coffee method today. It's on the stove right now. The house smells so delicious!
    SB, I'm curious about the left over grounds. Are they like cacao nibs but finer in texture? Do you dry them out and then grind them or use them as is?

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    I know you're asking, SB, but I'm pretty sure Crio Bru is just roasted ground cacao nibs! I used to eat them straight up before I got my French Press (cuz I couldn't figure out my Aeropress)
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    Quote Originally Posted by AuroraB View Post
    SB, I'm curious about the left over grounds. Are they like cacao nibs but finer in texture? Do you dry them out and then grind them or use them as is?
    I don't dry them. I attempted to grind them up (still wet) with my hand blender. It sort of worked.

    I don't think Crio Bru is exactly the same as cacao nibs. They roast it like coffee. Cacao nibs aren't roasted I don't think, or are they?

    Today I used a little teapot to make my crio bru. This is the best way yet. This silly teapot was in our house when we bought it and it sat on the stove for years without anybody ever using it. We'd move it from burner to burner to get it out of the way when we cooked. It was funny how it always sat there and never got used. I finally found a use. Unlike making the bru in a saucepan, the teapot lets me pour it into my cup without so many grounds getting in there.
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    Thanks to PaleoBird I have a bag on the way from Amazon, I was planning on using my French Press.
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    Ok, had my first cup this morning. Have to say I enjoyed it. To me it was like a watery cup of hot chocolate. I did not have any whipping cream, so I had it black..... Very tasty. My wife also had a cup, with a little flavored creamer in hers, she loved it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sbhikes View Post
    I don't dry them. I attempted to grind them up (still wet) with my hand blender. It sort of worked.

    I don't think Crio Bru is exactly the same as cacao nibs. They roast it like coffee. Cacao nibs aren't roasted I don't think, or are they?

    Today I used a little teapot to make my crio bru. This is the best way yet. This silly teapot was in our house when we bought it and it sat on the stove for years without anybody ever using it. We'd move it from burner to burner to get it out of the way when we cooked. It was funny how it always sat there and never got used. I finally found a use. Unlike making the bru in a saucepan, the teapot lets me pour it into my cup without so many grounds getting in there.
    I think cacao nibs are just broken up roasted cocoa beans. Like steel cut oats vs. groats

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    I looked this up on Amazon-- I see that there a several flavors of Crio Bru. What kinds are people preferring? I don't know which to choose!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BratKat View Post
    I looked this up on Amazon-- I see that there a several flavors of Crio Bru. What kinds are people preferring? I don't know which to choose!
    I like the Maracaibo black, and the Cavalla with cream.
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