Cascara in Spanish means “husk” or “shell,” and is used to describe the skin of the coffee fruit that has been removed during de-pulping, specifically dried, and used to brew an infused tea-like beverage. The trend of brewed cascara, or coffee-fruit tea, started in the mid-2000s when a few intrepid coffee growers began collecting the cascara and selling it in limited batches. Before long, cascara was the star of signature drinks in barista competitions all over the world, and even Starbucks made an attempt to bring it into the mainstream. While most coffee-lovers have never tasted coffee fruit before, cascara quickly became a unique way to offer an idea of the tropical, sweet, floral, and sometimes slightly herbal flavor of the cherry in which coffee seeds, or beans, actually grow.
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