Cascara Panama Elida Estate

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Forest fruit, peach tea, watermelon

Farm: Elida Estate

Region: Alto Quiel, Boquete

Owner: Lamastus Family Estates (since 1918) 

Farm land: 65 ha, coffee trees 30 ha, forrest area 35 ha

Elevation: 1670-1950 m

Variety: Catuaí

Prepare this invigorating coffee peel drink at home, which will not leave you in any doubt. Cascara contains about 50% caffeine compared to the popular cappuccino, if we consider the same volume of drink, ie 150ml per serving. Cascara, like green tea, contains a high amount of natural antioxidants.

For many years, Cascara was not allowed to be offered in EU countries. At the beginning of 2022, however, it was included in the list of approved foods, and together we can look forward to this refreshing drink that is refreshing in summer and encouraging in winter, which is very reminiscent of fruit tea. Not to mention that Cascara literally means Spanish is a shell or a shell. Don't worry, you won't really find the shell in the package. This is a by-product of the coffee world, where the outer shell of the coffee cherry (ie the pulp) separates from the grain itself, either before or after the completion of the drying cycle itself, depending on the method of processing.


By boiling 4-6 g of these dried fruits for every 100 ml of hot water, you will get a delicious drink in about 10 minutes. You can adjust the intensity as needed by changing the extraction ratio.


More than half of the farm is located within the Volcan Baru National Park a protected ecological reserve and sanctuary for exotic plants, birds and mammals (like the tropical tiger). Hunting has been prohibited in this farm for decades. The Baru volcano is one of the highest volcanoes in Central America, with 14,000ha and 7 different climate zones depending on the elevation. Coffee in this farm is grown up to 1 950m.

This coffee is produced under a unique world-condition for several reasons: first the farm is located at a very high elevation, it is grown in rich young volcanic soils, the temperatures are low, there is lots of fog and mist during the dry season, the coffee trees are surrounded by virgin-native cloudy rain forest, the nights get cold here thereby taking a tree from 4 1/2 to 5 1/2 years to start producing  (2 or 3 years longer to produce than average), these low temperatures also extend the ripening time 1 month longer (thereby the development of the bean). All these unique growing conditions show in a distinguished cup.


Collections: Omniroast

Category: Omniroast

Type: Cascara