Hask (coffee berry)
The Yemen Husk is the dried flesh and peel of the coffee berry. In the countries of growth, he finds a different use, using it as a source of protein and caffeine. But the most original and interesting way to use Husk is to prepare a drink that is similar to the tea we are accustomed to.
Drinks from Husk existed and were appreciated in ancient times. In Yemen, for example, husk has been an integral part of culture since the XV century. Coffee in Yemen practically does not drink, but a few cups of husk per day are mandatory. In many other coffee countries, Husk is appreciated for its pleasant taste and freshness, which it brings on hot days.
Hask in its pure form has a mild taste, pleasant sweetness and light sourness. Very similar to the compote of dried fruits, but more aristocratic and soft in taste. Hask perfectly manifests itself in hot and cold, it can be drunk in any weather.
Hask is rich in vitamins of group B: B1, B2, B5, B6, vitamin PP, and also vitamin E.
Options for brewing Husk:
- just pour hot water (the water temperature should be about 95 degrees Celsius) 5 grams of berries per 300-350 ml of water (small french press). Leave to stand for 10-15 minutes.
- add to the berry, if desired, a peel of any citrus (preferably, lemon or orange) at a rate of 5 grams of berries not more than one teaspoon of zest. Also pour hot water and let it brew for 10-15 minutes.
- add to the berry a peach, nectarine or ordinary peach to taste. Pour hot water and let it brew for 10-15 minutes.
Drink from Husk can be consumed both hot and cold, according to your desire.