I sun dried these coffee cherries after pitting them. The cherry eaten raw is sweet and fibrous. After tasting the raw fruit I was convinced that it would make a decent cherry pie, which you will see in the next post. The farmers told me I was crazy and urged me to make tea from at least some of them. I was happy to oblige.
I decided I did not want to toast the dried cherries, and instead made a green tea from them.
Delicious. Although there were no overpowering flavors, it made a delightful breakfast tea, said Laura. And it definitely had caffeine. We were buzzing on it afterward. Beware.