Ever Wonder What a Coffee Cherry Tastes Like?

Sunday, April 7th, 2013No Comments

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This past week we had a chance to try cascara: A tea-like infusion that can be made from the dried husks of coffee cherries.

Cascara

Looks-wise it resembled the fallen fruit you’d see if you visited a local cherry orchard here in Kelowna. But never jusdge a book by it’s cover. This coffee-tea reminded us a lot like Rooibos tea (with the caffeine). It had a pleasant syrupy and strawberry aroma with a mild body and pleasant finish. It got the staff talking about what coffee cherries actually taste like, since not all of us have been lucky enough to visit a coffee farm, and there aren’t any coffee tree’s in the Okanagan. Luckily we came across a great read in Serious Eat’s that describes the experience:

It’s easy to forget that coffee comes from a fruit, since hardly anybody outside of coffee-producing countries ever gets to see the stuff ripening in its natural state. Counter Culture’s Erin Meister had the opportunity to chomp on a few of these little beauties while visiting coffee farms in Nicaragua.

Read the story here.


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