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


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



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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