Cascara is Spanish for shell, husk, peel or skin.
Before the seed of the coffee cherry was roasted, ground & brewed, humans were already creating drinks brewed from the dried cherries.
The resulting drink made from steeping the dried coffee cherries is sweet, and akin to a raisin or cranberry tea.
In Ethiopia and Yemen the drink is known as Qishr.
In Bolivia as Sultana “the poor man’s coffee"
modcup is fascinated with cascara and eager to see its use increased
We find it bizarre that we buy from fruit farmers who don’t actually sell their fruit!
If we can utilize the dried fruit in other cuisines or recipes, the coffee farmers we buy from would have two products to sell, meaning better reinvestment in crops and therefore better coffees.