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Nescafe creates drink with upcycled coffee husks

As part of a global push towards expanding its climate-friendly and plant-based portfolio, Nescafe has launched Native Cascara, a new line of beverages made from upcycled coffee berry husks. 

This new drink, which is neither coffee nor tea, is made from coffee husks usually discarded after harvesting coffee. The upcycling process not only reduces waste but also provides farmers with a new source of revenue. 

Once brewed, the base is infused with natural Australian botanicals that result in a lightly sparkling caffeinated beverage available in three flavours: Classic, Kakadu Plum and Lemon Myrtle & Pepperberry – packaged in recyclable materials with a paper label.

Martin Brown, Director – eBSM of Nestle, said that as Australian lifestyle habits and behaviours continue to change over the past year, the company has seen more people seek food and beverage alternatives with their own unique story and flavour.

β€œIt is 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,” said Martin.

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