Stone Fruit, Citrus, Honey
West Valley Region, Costa Rica
Dried coffee cherry husk.
It’s not coffee, but it is coffee. Does that sound crazy? Cascara is the dried husk of the coffee cherry. When steeped, it makes a lovely, cherry and tobacco infused brew. With as much caffeine as coffee, it’s another way to experience the coffee crop (as well as aid in reducing waste in coffee production - good for you!).
Where it's from
Ricardo Perez has been farming coffee in Costa Rica for over 20 years at his farm Helsar de Zercaro. For the past few years, though, he’s worked to expand operations at the farm to include the production of Cascara, the dried, naturally sweet husk of the coffee cherry fruit. Under the guidance of the University of Costa Rica’s School of Food Science and Technology, the folks at Helsar de Zercaro have perfected their process. The result? A vibrant, bright infusion that steeps to a deep coppery red color and tastes fully of stone fruit, citrus, and woody notes.
How to Brew
Tea: Measure 7.5 grams for 200 grams of water
Water: Heat to 100 degrees
Steep: 4 minutes
We ship Monday-Thursday. Orders are usually fulfilled the production day after they are placed (for example, orders placed on Monday will ship on Tuesday). Orders placed Thursday-Sunday will be fulfilled and shipped on Monday.
Freshness is critical to fully enjoying coffee. We roast to order to ensure your coffee is at peak freshness when it arrives. Sometimes our shipping partners experience delays due to weather, heightened demand, technical issues, pandemics, or aliens. All of which is out of our hands, except the aliens, but that's not for here.
If your package is delayed, let us know and we'll track it down and escalate its delivery. If it's delayed more than 2 weeks past the shipment date, and your order includes coffee, we'll either refund your money or ship you fresh coffee at no cost.
We roast our coffee and select our teas to express the life it lived and to honor the skilled people who cultivate it. We’re passionate about sourcing, creating, and discovering products to elevate everyday life while strengthening connections and community.