Cascara: What is coffee cherry? How is it used?

Cascara refers to the outer husk of the coffee cherry, which holds the coffee bean until it’s mature enough to be harvested. Cascara was initially used as fertiliser or compost when coffee was harvested, and the cherries were separated from the coffee beans. For most farmers, cascara is considered a by-product to be discarded altogether. Not to be confused with cascara sagrada, cascara comes in … Continue reading Cascara: What is coffee cherry? How is it used?