This is a real bomb! We have an amazing cascara from the legendary Hacienda La Esmeralda Farm, Panama.
What is so special about this farm? Hacienda La Esmeralda is a farm that made the Geisha variety so famous. Geisha originally comes from Ethiopia and it was brought to Central America around the year 1930. After a couple of years, Geisha was planted on some of the famous Panamanian farms. The game changer came in 2004, when Gaisha from Hacienda La Esmeralda won the Best of Panama auction, with at that time a huge difference of 18,7 dollars per lb. This made the Geisha variety super famous all around the globe and it’s considered one of the best coffee varieties.
What is cascara?
Cascara is a term for dried husks of the coffee cherry. To get coffee beans out of the cherry, it needs to be processed. Husks are byproducts from the processing, that are full of flavour and a delicious beverage can be prepared from them, that in the flavour reminds of a fruit tea.
How to brew cascara?
For brewing cascara, we recommend the same ratio as for the filter coffee, which means 60 grams per 1 litre of water (6 g per 100 ml). Do not be afraid to use boiling water, this will make the result super sweet!
Our cascara is made from naturally processed coffee, that was dried very slowly. Thanks to this it’s very clean in flavour. You can look forward to flavours of pear, raisins and dried apricot.