LAST SPLASH

$26
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WASHED LOTS:
Last Splash always features washed processed coffees. These are lots in which the fruit and sticky mucilage layers of the coffee cherry are removed after being picked fresh. It is a multi-stage process involving floating cherries in water and then using a de-pulper, which might happen directly at the farm or at larger washing stations. Following a final washing stage, the cherry seeds will be dried on patios or raised beds.

While experimental processes are increasingly ubiquitous in specialty coffee circles, I want to always have a washed process on our menu. It is partially because on most mornings, I crave their brilliant clarity and vibrancy.  But also because they can offer  a level of complexity and a delicate body that will always having you reaching for the last splash in the cup. 

You might wonder why do you love washed lots? Well to draw upon The Breeder’s lyrics, it is pretty simple: “we have come for light, wholly, we have come for light, it's true”.

ORIGIN:
The La Indonesia farm has been in the Torres family for over 40 years. At just over 2 hectares, Frank dedicates most of the land to coffee and plantains. He started his coffee career by working for Starbucks' specialty coffee program before becoming a green buyer for several importers. Such experience informs his innovative approach to processing and explains why he grows so many unique lots. He is also very conscious of environmental impacts and focused heavily on soil conservation and biodiversity at farm level. As of this year 90% of his farm production is organic.

For year five with Frank Torres, we are again bringing in two distinct varietal lots! This first is a Pink Bourbon and it went through Frank's 'reposado' sealed tank processing, in which fresh cherries soak in water for 24 hours before milling.

FLAVOUR:
While I love all of the coffee we bring in (it is kind of the point of Quietly), Frank is one of my absolute favourite producers. This lot brings that perfect balance between bright fruit notes and comforting caramels. This year’s Pink Bourbon lot is full of papaya, pineapple, lime, and pomelo against beautiful molasses and toffee. The cup is heavy but clean with a nice milk chocolate and cookie wafer finish. 

ROAST DEGREE: 
Light-Medium.
TASTE:
Pineapple, Lime Rickey & Maple Syrup.
REGION:
La Union, Nariño. 
FARM:
La Indonesia.
VARIETY:
Pink Bourbon.
ELEVATION:
1750-1850m.
PROCESS:
Fully Washed.
IMPORTER:
Jeff & Julie at Apex.
FOB PRICING:
$19.18 USD per Kilogram.
(This is the price before transport costs including shipping, brokerage, etc.) 
YEARS PARTNERED:
Five Harvests (2020, 2021, 2022, 2023 & 2024).