A new beverage from Nescafé is made from upcycled coffee berry husks mixed with Australian botanicals. Nativ Cascara is available in three flavours and can be uses on its own or as a mixer.
Nativ is a caffeinated beverage made in Australia from 99 per cent Australian ingredients, with cascara husks sourced from Mexican and Bolivian coffee farms. The beverages are bottled in recyclable packaging with paper labels.
Cascara is the husk that is removed when farmers sun-dry coffee berries. It is normally thrown away, so this upcycling process not only reduces waste but provides growers with a new revenue stream.
Once brewed, cascara has floral and fruity notes, with less naturally occurring caffeine than roasted coffee.
The range has three flavours: Classic, Kakadu Plum and Lemon Myrtle & Pepperberry, made in Australia using 99 per cent local ingredients
Nestlé eBSM director Martin Brown said consumers are increasingly seeking out food and beverages that have their own story and flavour.
“We’re thrilled to be leading the charge in this space by launching new Nescafé Nativ Cascara.
“It’s entirely unique to Australia, using local native ingredients and the upcycled coffee berry husk from the coffee farming process to create a refreshing ready-to-drink caffeinated beverage which can really be enjoyed in any social occasion,” Brown said.
The Nescafé Nativ Cascara range is available in supermarkets and online at Amazon for RRP $4.50.