The same castillo coffee, the same process, enjoyed two different ways – enjoy La Divisa, an extended fermentation natural castillo coffee, alongside our first release of Cascara tea, made from it’s dried cherry skins.
Estate: Diofanor Ruiz
Processing: Extended Ferment Natural
Experience Colombia Diofanor Ruiz! The same castillo coffee, the same process, enjoyed two different ways.
Cascara means ‘skin’ or ‘peel’ in Spanish. Our first release of Cascara Tea comes from the sun-dried fruit skin of La Divisa, our extended fermentation natural Castillo from Diofanor Ruiz in Colombia. Despite being products of the same Castillo coffee cherry, you will get very different tasting notes from the coffee to the tea.
Last year Diofanor Ruiz produced one of our favourite coffees, a unique natural Castillo. This year he’s taken it even further with La Divisa, an extended fermenation natural. We had the opportunity to visit Diofanor’s farm early this year to select not only this exceptional coffee but also experience it as Cascara tea – which was was enough to convince us to finally release one! In most instances, Cascara is made from pulped natural or washed process coffees where cherries are pulped, then dried. Here, the cherry has been dried as a whole fruit to produce a brighter and cleaner cup. Often used as an organic fertiliser, Cascara Tea is another great way to recycle coffee pulp that would otherwise go to waste.
Whole Beans, Drip Filter, Espresso, Plunger, Stovetop