CASCARA (COFFEE CHERRY TEA)
ORGANIC | SHB | EP
Taste Notes: Black tea | Cider | Dried Fruit
Variety: Catuai | Caturra | Typica
Altitude: 1500-1900 masl
Farm: Various Producers
The fruity flesh of the coffee bean cherry, this slightly sweet cascara comes from various producers at heights ranging from 1550 masl - 1850 masl in the Caranavi region of Bolivia. Varietals include Caturra, Catuaia and Typica. Grown under native shade, these cherries were farmed along with forest and wood trees, citrus, papaya, and other plants.
*4 oz. is about enough to make 1 gallon of cold brewed cascara iced tea.
SHB - Strictly Hard Bean, a quality and altitude spec from Costa Rica and Guatemala, usually meaning that the coffee has been grown above 1,200 meters above sea level (MASL), usually a denser and higher-quality bean than the HB (Hard Bean) classification.
EP - Abbreviation for "European Prep," which indicates the coffee has undergone rigorous sorting - usually by hand, though increasingly via optical sorters.