El Salvador Finca Argentina Cascara Coffee 'Cherry' Infusion 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

Summary

Bean name El Salvador Finca Argentina Cascara Coffee 'Cherry' Infusion 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Country El Salvador
Region Apaneca-Ilamatepec Mountain Ranges
Other info Cascara - Coffee 'Cherry' Infusion

Description

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS NOT COFFEE BUT A COFFEE CHERRY INFUSION BREW

This is from the farm Finca Argentina. The guys laughed at me when I asked them to do this for me, I just wanted ot see what someone else could do with it. As it turns out they have made a unique type of cascara, much more fuller boddied than what I have tried before and I am a fan.

Cascara is the dried fruit from the coffee 'cherry', the seed from which is the coffee 'bean' as we know it. Normally this is a waste product or at best is used to fertilise the ground by breaking it down. But it can be used to brew a delicious and refreshing caffeinated drink.

So what do you need to brew it ?

A tea Pot or a French press or even a Chemex

Some scales (everyone really should have bought some by now)

Some Cascara

A kettle with water

A cup

Follow these simple steps:

Step 1: Boil the kettle and let the temperature drop to 90oc

Step 2: Weigh out the Cascara, you will need a ratio of 24g of Cascara per litre of water

Step 3: Add the water

Step 4: Wait for 4 minutes

Step 5: Heat the cup or mug that you would like to use

Step 6: Pour and enjoy

Cascara is high in caffeine and if consumed in large amounts will give you a buzz, so you have been warned.

Its like eating cherrys off a tree, but in a liquid form. It fills the mouth. but this one has a dried fruit taste to it, currents and sultanas lovely sweetness.

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