Coffee Cherry Tea Gift Set

(3 customer reviews)


Is it a coffee or a tea? Both technically. Coffee beans are not really beans but seeds from coffee cherries. Cascara (spanish for “husk”) is a tea made using the fruit of the coffee cherry. And it tastes like a tea, refreshing, light and fruity. No fancy equipment is required to enjoy this beverage, we’ll even send you a tea infuser. In line with our mission to highlight farmers and coffee producing countries, this limited edition gift set features two origins from award winning farms in Nicaragua and Costa Rica.

Each set includes:

  • one bag of premium coffee cherry tea from Fincas Mierisch (70 grams)
  • one bag of premium coffee cherry tea from Helsar de Zacero Micromill (45 grams)
  • tea infuser
  • instructions for making the perfect cup of coffee cherry tea

To learn more about the farms and what each tea tastes like, scroll down to description. To learn more about coffee cherry tea, visit our blog post.

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Fincas Mierisch

Fincas Mierisch, is a family business that operates a few farms in the Matagalpa Region of Nicaragua. We featured their coffee in summer of 2021 and jumped at the chance to work with them again. They are extremely dedicated to the coffee community and always on top of the latest innovations in farming and processing. Erwin Mierisch was kind enough to appear in a City Boy video last year to talk about how to taste coffee like a pro. This tea came from a lot of coffee featuring 50% Maracaturra variety and 50% Caturra variety and was processed naturally on raised drying beds. After about two months of drying, the fruit was separated from the coffee seed. The seed went on to be coffee and the dried fruit wound up in our gift set. 

This cascara is bright, sweet, and citrusy with subtle notes of caramel and peach.


Helsar de Zarcero Micromill

Helsar de Zarcero is a micromill in Llano Bonito de Naranjo, Costa Rica and the result of the collaborative efforts of Ricardo Perez Barrantes and brothers Marvin and Felipe Rodriguez. They built Helsar de Zarcero to have more control over the processing of their coffees and became masters at their new craft. This cascara is a labor of love. Since 2012, the University of Costa Rica and Helsar Micromill have been researching technologies that could process specialized cascara that was farmed and milled with the intention of being cascara, rather than a by-product of the coffee seed. Caturra, Catuai, and Villalobos cherries from their farms, Fincas Santa Lucía and Anonos were picked and later that day, the fruit was removed from the seeds, washed, pasteurized, and dehydrated.

This cascara is sweet and syrupy with notes of raisin, cherry, apricot, and cranberry.

Weight0.2820778 g
Dimensions24.13 × 22.86 in

3 reviews for Coffee Cherry Tea Gift Set

  1. Nick Koenig (verified owner)

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    Elizabeth loves it

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  2. Taylor Perillo (store manager)

    First, you guys are awesome! I’m not surprised this was good. Cool there are two different ones. We tried them both side by side like you suggested. Both solid teas. My tongue isn’t sophisticated enough to pick out flavors but there’s a difference for certain. The Nicaraguan is my favorite but they were both really nice. Thank you for what you do. It shows how much you care.

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  3. Matt Thompson (store manager)

    It took me a minute because I had no context for the flavor but I liked it. It wasn’t super sweet like I thought it would be. It’s kind of tangy. Definitely more like tea than coffe. I will buy again. Can I order without the infuser?

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