As many of you know, I’m in the middle of a “no coffee” trial!!! So far so good, and I do think I feel some positive results, BUT I’m really missing that one cup first thing in the morning. And thus, I’ve been looking for alternatives. A cup of tea has definitely been a good substitute. The ritual of holding a hot mug upon waking is important to start my day. I have also tried bone broth, which is probably the best substitute nutritionally, but I don’t always have enough on hand and the taste is far different from a “cup of joe.” That brings me to Cavalla!
Cavalla, by Crio Bru, is made of 100% cacao and brewed like coffee. It doesn’t replace coffee for me, but it’s been a nice hot beverage now and then with similar substance as coffee and a subtle chocolate-cinnamon flavor. I like mine with a splash of unsweetened almond milk. The company claims many health benefits including antioxidants, increased energy and a source of important minerals. You can read more about their claims HERE. I have found Cavalla at amazon.com and Whole Foods.
Has anyone ever tried Cavalla? What are your thoughts/experiences?