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Nomad Colombia Cascara


Mandarin, Lemon, Apricot

Premium Coffee Husk


Cascara — the dried husk of the coffee fruit that forms as a by product of coffee processing.

Coffee beans are the seed of a fruit, commonly referred to as a coffee cherry. This small, fleshy fruit can vary in color based on its variety, but is most often yellow or red when ripe. The cherry itself contains caffeine and is high in antioxidants. The fruit protects its seeds as they grow and develop by deterring insects and other wildlife that could prevent the development of the seed.

The process of pulping removes the seed from its cherry. When the seeds are roasted, you get coffee. But what happens to the cherries that worked so hard to protect those coffee beans? Typically, the cherry is discarded once it is separated from the seed. In some instances, the cherries can be dried and brewed as a “tea.” In Ethiopia – coffee’s birthplace – the cherries have for centuries been dried and brewed as a beverage called Qishr. As coffee shrubs migrated from Africa and were eventually planted in Central and South America by the Europeans, the dried coffee cherries became referred to as Cascara – or “husk” in Spanish.

Although it comes from the coffee plant, cascara tastes nothing like coffee when brewed. Because it’s brewed from a dried fruit, it most closely relates to an herbal tea. The variety of the coffee cherry – in addition to where it’s grown, when it’s picked and how it’s processed – has a strong influence on flavor profile, body and acidity. Typically, there is a naturally sweet component to the flavor profile that may be complimented by a tangy or floral component.  How it is brewed also plays a role in what flavors are most pronounced, as well as the body and acidity that is most present.

Weight 200 g
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