CASCARA | Rwanda Abakundakawa

Cascara – dried coffee cherry peels for hot or cold infusion

Some call it tea, other call it a byproduct of coffee. But anyway you call it, cascara is truly unique. These dried coffee cherry peels contain a whole lot of flavor and sugar. So when steeped in either hot or cold coffee, the resulting drink is a fruity sweet and a little tart drink that can be a substitute for tea (but never for coffee 😜).

With its low caffeine content (about eight times less than coffee) this is the perfect »sip all day« drink or a base for some tasty beverage mixology.

Farm: Abakundakawa, Rwanda
Weight: 150g

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Perfect for: Hot or cold infusion
Taste notes: Apricot, peach, hibiscus, herbal and leathery notes, sweet and sparkling mouthfeel

Variety: Bourbon
Altitude: 1200 m
Process: Washed

Sun dried coffee cherry peel

Net weight: 150g

The pulp left over from the extraction of the coffee bean as a "waste product", also known as cascara, has already been prepared as a tea for a long time. Coffee farmers discovered early that the pulp of the coffee cherry contains complex fruit flavors and valuable nutrients. To obtain the pulp, which like the coffee bean contains caffeine, for the washed process, it is sun-dried after it has been separated from the coffee bean. For coffee farmers, selling the pulp can mean an additional source of income. In terms of taste, Cascara is more reminiscent of a fruit tea than a coffee drink. The taste nuances depend on the type of coffee and the growing area. This washed cascara was made from organic certified cherries and has been processed at the Abakundakawa Washing Station. Abakundakawa, which means "those who love coffee", is a cooperative founded in 1999 from which we source many great, organic-certified coffees!

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Sun dried coffee cherry peel

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