Cascara is the husk or skin of a coffee cherry, produced when the ripe cherries are pulped before the beans are processed. Historically, Cascara has been seen as a byproduct of coffee production, and discarded or mulched. The potential for its use, though, is unlimited.
Our organic cascara comes to us from Agricafe in Bolivia’s Caranavi region. You can read more about the incredible work that the Rodriguez family are doing here.
This shrub has a base of biodynamic apple cider vinegar and organic whole-cane sugar. The apple cider vinegar is from Mock Orchards in Red Hill (about an hours drive south of Melbourne), while the whole cane sugar is an incredibly pure, minimally processed sugar from Costa Rica’s Tayutic Valley.
Our Cascara Shrub can be imbibed any number of ways. However, to enjoy it in its simplest form, try mixing one part Cascara Shrub to 8-10 parts soda or mineral water. Pour over ice & garnish with some of your favourite citrus peel.