Cascara, Helsar de Zercaro
Cascara, Helsar de Zercaro

Cascara, Helsar de Zercaro

Size:1.4oz / 40g
Pickup currently unavailable at Methodical at The Commons

Cascara, Helsar de Zercaro

1.4oz / 40g

Methodical at The Commons

Pickup currently unavailable

147 Welborn St
Greenville SC 29601
United States


We Taste

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


Enjoy Methodical

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