It would be great to be tough on the outside but soft on the inside. If only! As a coffee cherry, the opposite is true for me. You enjoy my hard centre, the coffee bean, every day. But my soft shell, the cascara*, isn’t half bad either! It contains vitamin B2, vitamin E and nutritious antioxidants to keep you healthy - as well as the proven stimulant caffeine, of course. And for the coffee farmers, I provide an important additional source of income. As for you? The drink you’re holding in your hand came from my soft shell. Isn’t that great?
*Spanish for dried coffee cherry