Altitude: 1350 m
Region: Nueva Segovia
Variety: Caturra, Catuai, Java
Cascara (skin, husk in Spanish) is the dried skin of the coffee cherry that remains after it is pulped. It is the outer part of the cherry, with small pieces of its flesh still on it. When the cherry goes into the shelling machine, the bean is separated from the husk, which is removed and left in the sun to dry.
The beverage produced by the Cascara is aromatic, sweet and fruity and has about 25% of the caffeine content that is present in an actual cup of coffee.