Alquimia Coffee Cherry Tea
Alquimia Coffee Cherry Tea

Alquimia Coffee Cherry Tea

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Altitude: 3,600 ft (1,100 m)
Farm: Hacienda Guindaleza
Sector: Toro Negro, Juana Díaz
Variety: Marsellesa
Process: Sun Dried Cascara
Notes: Berry, Raisin, Tart
Net Weight: 3.5 oz (100 g)
Description: Sun dried coffee cherries, from our Marsellesa trees, perfect for a refreshing tea or cold brew.  Coffee cherries contain caffeine and are also filled with antioxidants, specifically polyphenols.

Making Hot Cascara Tea

  • Place a half an ounce (about 3 tablespoons) of loose dried coffee cherry in a tea strainer. You can also place loose cascara at the bottom of a cup.

  • Pour 8–10 ounces of hot water over the infuser or tea leaves.

  • Let the coffee cherries steep for five to seven minutes.

  • Remove the infuser or strain loose cascara before drinking.

Making Cold Cascara Tea

There are two different ways to brew cold cascara tea. You can either brew it hot using slightly more coffee cherries and a longer steep time. Then let the tea cool, add ice and enjoy. You can also place about 6 tablespoons of dried coffee cherries in 12 ounces of cold water and allow it to steep overnight (about 12-16 hours).

Our farm, Hacienda Guindaleza, resides in the central/south region of Puerto Rico, in between the three tallest peaks of the island (Cerro Maravilla, Tres Picachos, and Cerro Punta). Blessed with a varied climate and a few fresh water springs, our farm favors from a unique year round weather, perfect for specialty coffee production.

Our farm, Hacienda Guindaleza, resides in the central/south region of Puerto Rico, in between the three tallest peaks of the island (Cerro Maravilla, Tres Picachos, and Cerro Punta). Blessed with a varied climate and a few fresh water springs, our farm favors from a unique year round weather, perfect for specialty coffee production.