1lb. bag of dried Cascara skins
Origin: Honduras | Process: Wet | Organic?: Yes | Brew Temperature: 200 | Recommended Ratio: 1:12 | Recommended Preparation: French Press
Did you know coffee beans actually grow in the center of a cherry-like fruit? Once coffee farms extract the bean from the center, the skins are dried and results as Cascara, a wonderfully versatile ingredient for any coffee or tea drinker. Caffeinated and high in antioxidants, Cascara is delicious hot or cold. When brewed, Cascara possesses a floral aroma; on the palate it’s a light-bodied, fruity tea-like beverage with notes of honey and raisin.
These were are wet-processed, a newer form of coffee farming where coffee cherries are hulled through a series of water-filtering units. This removes the bean from the skin and the parchment layer. When the skins are dried in this fashion, the husks a have a more leather-like feel look similar to a larger raisin. These tend to have more raisin and honey-like notes.
You can learn more about this ingredient and how to prepare it here on our blog!