Cáscara also known as Coffee cherry tea- is a herbal tea made from the dried skins of the coffee fruit. ☕ 😃
Often it is more than the skins that are used, and include the dried berries of the coffee plant that remain after the coffee beans have been collected from within.
This native origin of Yemen and parts of South America, is often referred from the Spanish cáscara, meaning “husk”.
An extremely refreshing drink served chilled on a hot summer’s noon, I am busy at the bar in Old Kent Estates. Nestled in a lush and thriving coffee plantation in Coorg, this one of a kind boutique Plantation is every coffee lovers dream. Stepping within, on can time travel back to the period of the British Raj.
Cascara is brewed like loose tea leaves, so you’ll need to use something to separate the fruit from the liquid once it’s steeped. You can use a teapot or plunger and then strain it through a sieve.
While this can be had Hot & Cold, I decided to pass on a simplistic recipe for all to experience in the comfort of your own homes.
Cold Cáscara Brew Recipe
- Add 35g of cáscara for each 250g of water to a jar or any container with lid. I use a mix from Amazon. Link attached.
- Leave the mixture in the fridge for 24 hours
- Strain out the pulp, and serve over ice.
Always learning, thank you for this experience Old Kent Estate & AirBnB India.