Qishr translated in Arabic as 'peel' is the dried husk that surrounds the coffee bean. Qishr also known as Cascara in South America is loaded with antioxidants and holds slightly sweet floral tea-like notes. While coffee farmers around the world discarded Qishr after extracting the coffee beans, coffee farmers in Yemen took extra care of the dried husk and sold it to a sophisticated specialty Qishr local market. Various tea spices were added to Qishr creating delicious recipes.
This beverage you drink today is the product of years of product development and centuries of Yemeni ingenuity and care from farm to cup.