Big Island Coffee Roasters
Cascara Coffee Cherry Tea Sample (1 oz)
- Tasting notes: Honey, mandarin, dried fig, golden raisin, syrupy-sweet
Size: 1 oz
- Ingredients: Maragogipe dried coffee cherry
- Lightly caffeinated; high antioxidants; pesticide-free
Brewing: 2-3 Tbsp cascara per 10 oz hot water. Brew with 205-212 F water for 5 minutes. Strain & serve.
Coffee Cherry Tea is the sweet burgundy skin of the coffee bean, sun-dried into a flavorful, lightly caffeinated tea.
To produce, the entire coffee cherry is first sun-dried on large drying racks. Throughout the 14-20 day drying process, the cherries are hand-sorted for consistency and level of ripeness. After drying, the whole cherries are cured for up to 6 months, where the flavors soften into honey and vanilla and deepen into raisin and fig. Finally, the whole cherry is dry-milled to separate the dried coffee cherry fruit from the green coffee bean.
While the green coffee heads to the roaster, the dried cherry skins are sifted and stored for drinking.
This cherry tea includes fragments of the natural parchment skin from the coffee bean, which adds syrup & honey-like flavors.