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Lots of questions! Starting from the top... Taste? Coffee cherries are mild in flavour and slightly sweet. The flavour is somewhat reminiscent of other red fruits, like a mild mix of fruits like raspberry, red mulberry, currant, cranberry, cherry, raisin. I've only had them dried, so they have a little bit of a "dried fruit" taste (e.g., as raisins are to ...


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TL;DR Yes, they are edible and non-toxic to humans. Coffee cherries, as they are properly called, are a thin papery skin and attached mucilage (what we think of as the flesh of the fruit). Coffee cherries are consumed as a drink, cascara, by coffee farmers in Latin America. Coffee cherries contain more caffeine than coffee, on average, as they do not go ...


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You were most likely right in saying 'no' straight out. Coffee is considered organic if no chemical substances were used for its production. This includes herbicides, pesticides, and I believe some fertilizers too. Wikipedia agrees with this. But even if you're a coffee producer and you're sure you don't use chemical substances and there are no residues in ...


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To me, a fresh ripe coffee cherry tastes like a rainier cherry, lychee, pear. Not as plump with fruit as a cherry, but similar size and rounder, and yes caffeine. The farmers we deal with will compost the outer fruit material, often let chickens peck around in it, and then they will use the compost on the farm as the soil needs the carbon material back to ...


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After much chatter about this question, I must admit that I've become a little obsessed with this concept. Maybe a lot obsessed... Concept. I see three other possible ways of making a jam/conserve/preserve/marmalade/jelly/... out of coffee fruit (i.e., coffee berries / coffee cherries) or coffee cherry husks (by "husks" I mean basically the fruit with ...


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As the best of my knowledge, no. There is a bean variety named Jamaican Blue Mountain. Maybe its name could make people misunderstood... Nothing that is blue I've heard of. Other than that, not the regular coffee as we know it, but some of its variations may have different colors. Green coffee: This is the coffee brewed from the unroasted coffee beans. ...


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Nossa Familia Coffee, a company based out of Portland OR, sells Cascara (i.e. Dried Coffee Husks) from Guatemala. Hope this is helpful


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Even if the beans are certified USDA Organic, there are also conditions set upon you as the roaster of the beans: If the operation does not have a dedicated roaster or grinder for organic beans, it must implement measures to remove all non-organic residues from equipment. This is most effectively done by conducting a purge or flush with organic beans in ...


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We just got Cascara syrup in the store at the Starbucks where I work. It will be available to the public in just a few days. It tastes really good but it is exceedingly difficult to describe. It evokes memories of fruit compote that I had in Russia 20 years ago. It has some notes that remind me of hibiscus tea made with the whole fleshy flower. It is not ...


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I've heard of white espresso before.It's basically any bean that is severely under roasted.Just long enough to take out some of the grass and bitter notes. It's not actually white though, it looks more pale and kinda greenish to me.


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