A loose fruit ‘tea’ made from the dried coffee cherry by the Café Artesanal San Miguel cooperative.
Slightly caffeinated and bursting with fruity, earthy notes of stewed plums, honey and hibiscus; ideal for tea and coffee lovers who are looking to shake things up. This refreshing beverage can be enjoyed hot or cold and keeps you buzzing all day long.
Try out this delicious recipe!
Bubbly Cascara Cold Brew – Makes enough to share
½ lb of cascara in 3/4 of a gallon of water and leave for 24 hours in a cool dark place
Sparkling Water (about 1/3rd sparking water to 2/3rds of tea)
Sweeten with Honey to your liking.
Add some fresh squeezed lemon if that fits your fancy
(Keep refrigerated to limit fermentation process)
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✔️YOUR IDEAL TEA: Cascara, a by-product of coffee processing, when dried and processed itself, becomes a delicious loose fruit tea. Cascara has a lower level of caffeine than coffee, but will still leave you with a refreshing, energetic buzz. Light bodied and rich, Cascara tea boasts fruity notes of sweet plum, honey, and hibiscus. It is perfect for that afternoon pick-me-up without having to rely second cup of coffee.
✔️TEA’S ORIGIN: Collected from the coffee processing of the Café Artesanal San Miguel Cooperative, this Cascara – “fruit skin” in Spanish – is processed, dried, and converted into a delicious and unique tea. Re-purposing the coffee fruit into this bright and fruity tea is a great way for our partner coffee farmers to increase their income and invest in the continued cultivation of their coffee fields.
✔️DIRECT TRADE MISSION: All DE LA GENTE tea is Direct Trade. As a coffee cooperative, we exist to improve the livelihoods of Guatemalan coffee farmers and their families by creating economic opportunity.
✔️SOCIAL IMPACT: By purchasing this tea you are supporting smallholder Guatemalan coffee farmers and their families. DE LA GENTE pays farmers 30% more than they would get selling to big exporters who pay hunger-wages for unprocessed coffee.
✔️GREAT GIFT: Surprise your friends and family this holiday season with a unique and socially conscious bag of Cascara tea. Not only will they love the well-balanced, fruit-forward, smooth-sweetness, they will be glad to know that they are contributing to positive change in a farmer’s life.