Meet the Popular New “Tea” That’s Made from Coffee Waste
Cascara, a new tea-like drink, has been popping up on coffee shop menus across the country, and winning the hearts of coffee- and tea-lovers alike.
While we think of it strictly as a drink, coffee — or, rather, the plant it’s made from — is actually a fruit.
Aptly named, cascara translates to “peel” or “skin of a fruit” in Spanish. Cascara has the herbal aroma and flavor you’d expect from a tea, but it’s actually made from coffee waste that would otherwise end up in a compost pile.
And just like coffee and other teas, it’s being served both hot and cold, infused into sodas, and blended into cocktails and beer.
→ Read more: Cascara ‘Tea’: A Tasty Infusion Made From Coffee Waste from NPR