26 Apr '17, 6pm

What's cascara, you ask?

In some instances, the cherries can be dried and brewed as a “tea.” In Ethiopia – coffee’s birthplace – the cherries have for centuries been dried and brewed as a beverage called Qishr. As coffee shrubs migrated from Africa and were eventually planted in Central and South America by the Europeans, the dried coffee cherries became referred to as Cascara – or “husk” in Spanish. Few coffee famers produce Cascara and even fewer countries export it. Slingshot Coffee Co., who we teamed up with to create the Cold Brew and cascara drink Long Distance Relationship, partners exclusively with renowned Specialty Coffee producer, Aida Battle – a fifth-generation coffee farmer and the first ever producer of Cascara in Latin America – to directly source single-origin and single-variety Cascara from Finca Kilimanjaro, a Cup of Excellence Award-winning farm in Santa Ana El Salvador. Aida b...

Full article: https://www.stumptowncoffee.com/blog/what-is-cascara

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