Cascara is made by dehydrating the coffee cherry (the coffee fruit). What results is a delicious superfood high in antioxidants and packed with flavour. It can be enjoyed in a variety of forms; either whole, steeped as a TEA or used in place of dried fruit.
This particular cascara (Costa Rican 'Helsar' – Organic) is produced in a dedicated cascara facility (in collaboration with Costa Rican University); the coffee is depulped and the cherry skins are washed with clean water and go through a vaporized chamber that heats very fast and very hot to kill potential bacteria. The skins are then put into a large dehydrator and then prepared for export.
Expect a sweet fusion of notes, including raspberry, raisins, orange, honey and subtle green tea.
FARM: Finca Santa Lucia
This farm has been certified with the following ORGANIC certifications; European organic, USDA-NOP and JAS
Availability: In stock
TYPE: Cascara (Tea) DIRECT TRADE: Yes PRODUCER: Ricardo Perez COUNTRY: Costa Rica REGION: West Valley VARIETAL: Caturra VARIETAL: Catuai VARIETAL: Villalobos PROCESS: Dehydrated coffee cherries ALTITUDE: 1650-1800m