Cascara Latte

A unique and refreshing latte made with cascara, the dried skins of coffee cherries, combined with espresso and milk, offering a subtle fruitiness and a hint of sweetness

Glass Type: Tall glass


  • 1 shot espresso
  • 1 tablespoon cascara tea
  • 1 cup milk (or alternative milk for a vegan option)
  • 1 teaspoon honey (optional)
  • Ice cubes (for cold version)


  • Brew cascara tea by steeping 1 tablespoon of cascara in 8 ounces of hot water for 5 minutes. Strain and set aside.
  • Prepare a shot of espresso using your preferred method.
  • Heat milk in a saucepan over medium heat until just simmering. For a cold version, skip heating the milk and use cold milk instead.
  • In a glass, combine the brewed cascara tea and espresso. Add honey if desired and stir well.
  • For a hot Cascara Latte, add the heated milk to the glass and stir to combine. For a cold version, fill a glass with ice, add the cascara and espresso mixture, and top with cold milk.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy.

Did You Know?

  • Cascara is often considered a byproduct of coffee production but has been used in traditional coffee-producing countries to make a sweet, tea-like beverage.
  • Cascara contains caffeine, though in smaller amounts compared to coffee, offering a gentler energy boost.
  • The use of cascara is a sustainable practice, as it utilizes parts of the coffee cherry that would otherwise be wasted.