For more than fifty years, the Guardia family has successfully been dedicated to cultivating coffee at their beautiful Hacienda. The 100 ha hacienda is located at the slopes of the Poás Volcano in the central valley of Costa Rica with large parts of pristine jungle. The coffee plants are grown under shade trees that provide lots of nutrition from the falling leaves as well as protection against direct sunlight. They offer an ideal microclimate for perfect growing conditions of fine quality micro-lots. The energy at the Finca is generated by a water-driven Pelton turbine and can therefore be considered 100% Green Energy.
So what is Cascara de Cafe? Cáscara means ‘skin’ or ‘husk’ in Spanish. The cherries are carefully dried in the sun under constant circulation. Brewed similar to tea, Cascara has intense tasting notes of sweet hibiscus, cranberry, and honey. It tastes very sweet and has a high concentration of antioxidants and vitamins B2 and E. Over the past years, Cascara has started to receive more attention in cafés across Europe and the US. Its uniquely refreshing flavor has even inspired some people to create soda drinks with it. Cascara is barely exported. We are thus proud to have it on our offer list and present you this special single-origin Cascara, traceable directly to the producer.