30 Aug '13, 2pm

We analyzed the caffeine content of our @aidabatlle Kilimanjaro Cascara!

We’ve been selling Aida Batlle’s cascara for a few years now, the first time was back in 2008 when we wrote this blog post . Cascara has been a huge hit among our customers, and many other roasters have since started offering it too. Whether enjoyed hot or iced, one of the questions we’re always asked is how much caffeine is in the hibiscus like tea that we brew from these dried coffee cherries. We’ve never had a good answer other than the first hand experience of feeling pretty heavily caffeinated after consuming a few cups- often more so that if we were drinking regular coffee. So in order to shed some more light on the effects of this brew, we sent some cascara off to Germany, to be analyzed at the same factory that decaffeinates our decaf! The results were in yesterday, and we thought we’d share it with you. We looked at both the dry cherry, whole and ground, as well a...

Full article: http://www.squaremileblog.com/2013/08/30/cascara-and-caff...

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