With Nitro Cold Brew season coming to an end, we are happy to announce our new cans of Happy Goat Nitro Cold Brew! What you were enjoying on our patios all summer-you can now enjoy on-the-go or in the comfort of your own home.
Cold Brewed, Single Origin and Directly Traded Coffee. This cold brew is infused with nitrogen to create a subtle sweetness without any added sugar. This rich flavoured beverage is smooth and holds dark chocolate notes, topped with a light and velvety crema.
Cascara, the dried pulp of the coffee cherry, is a great example of how a by-product of the coffee processing can be turned into a valuable and tasteful new product.
In the wet coffee processing, the pulp is removed from the freshly harvested cherry. The parchment coffee (note: the 2 coffee beans of a cherry are surrounded by a parchment layer) is sent to fermentation tanks; the pulp is separately collected and either used directly, or indirectly after processing with vermiculture, by fermentation or composting (and occasionally by adding minerals) as fertilizer for the coffee trees - or it simply decays in often large piles.
In the dry or natural processing, the full coffee cherry is dried on patios, mats or on tables, so called African beds, until the 2 coffee beans inside the cherry have reached the required moister content of 11.5 – 12.5% (note: a higher moisture content makes the beans prone to spoilage). The dried outer layers of the 2 beans, consisting of the dried skin, pulp, mucilage and parchment of the cherry, now called husk or Cascara, are removed, and either used as fertilizer – or not.
Although not new in producing countries like Ethiopia, Yemen, Peru, Bolivia etc., but Cascara from both processing's has become increasingly popular in the recent years. It is a great tasting refresher, be it cold over ice or hot. Its a wonderful, naturally sweet fruit tea, high in antioxidants, and even more important, an additional source of income for the coffee producers!