Last week at Harry Sasson’s well-known restaurant in Bogota, I was introduced to a drink that I did not even know existed. It’s known as coffee tea. The shells that are removed from coffee beans are simply dried and infused with hot water to produce a sweet-flavored drink that is smooth and delicious. It has no bitterness, it’s quite fruity and has the flavor of tamarind and prunes.
I haven’t seen it anywhere in North America, so I recommend a visit to Bogota to taste it first hand. You’ll find a vibrant restaurant scene in addition to some legendary coffees!