Coffee fruits are similar to cherries, with colors ranging from yellow to red when ripe. The visible components of the coffee cherry are: the outer skin, the pulp also called cascara (about 60-70%) and the coffee bean, which is in turn wrapped in a silver foil and a yellowish-brown parchment.

The pulp of the coffee cherry or cascara surprisingly does not taste like coffee, but a fruity aroma. Cascara is between tea and coffee: it comes from the coffee tree, contains 4-8 times less caffeine. It is traditionally dried and infused as a "tea".

Very rich in antioxidants, It is about 80 times more powerful antioxidant than goji. Cascara has a value of 343900 in the ORAC ranking, being on the 4th place in the world in the list of superfoods,

The list of superfoods in the ORAC rankings can be found HERE