What is Cascara?
More than a thousand years prior to coffee's discovery and cultivation in Ethiopia and Yemen, the indigenous communities used cascara as an ingredient in an energy bar as well as an energizing tea. We've rescued this natural and overlooked resource because it's lightly caffeinated and makes a satisfying low in sugar tea. It is also full of antioxidants, vitamins, and low in calories.
We were shocked when we realized how much cascara is thrown away, given it's delicious flavor and transformative potential. Cascara is normally sun-dried and is not processed further until it is brewed. Unlike coffee, cascara is minimally processed and tastes like dried fruit and citrus.
We source the highest quality cascara from an organic coffee farm in Costa Rica, run by the Chacon family. They believe in cascara as much as we do, especially because it provides their community new sources of income while giving consumers an antioxidant-rich product.