BIRTHDAY CAKE

$34
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FIVE YEARS OF QUIETLY:
It was late Spring 2019 that we first fired up the Probat and roasted our very first batches! It has become a yearly tradition to celebrate our anniversary with a coffee that brings all the nostalgic glee of a birthday. Think too much cake, best friends, party bags, crowded swimming pools and dance parties. For year five, we are bringing back my absolute favourite coffee of all time: Frank Torre’s Sidra!

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.

 Every single year of Quietly, we have brought in Frank’s wonderful coffee. There is no shortage of highlights, like last year’s dreamy Maracaturra or this year’s stellar Pink Bourbon but my all-time favourite has been his Sidra lots. While the varietal  itself leans towards tropical and floral notes, Frank’s ‘'reposado' sealed tank processing truly amplifies the distinctive Sidra profile. For the process, fresh cherries soak in water for 24 hours before milling.

FLAVOUR:
Besides being my favourite offering (so far), Frank’s sidra is a perfect fit for Birthday Cake given its wide swath of party-friendly flavours. The cup is creamy and tropical with lush orange blossom aromatics. There is a syrupy acidity, with red cherry but in all of it in candy form: think red jelly ranchers and grenadine. It is complex and delightful and a perfect way to celebrate five years of roasting coffees that I truly love and want to drink all day, everyday! 

ROAST DEGREE: 
Light-Medium.
TASTE:
Orange Blossom, Grenadine & Raspberry.
REGION:
La Union, Nariño. 
FARM:
La Indonesia.
VARIETY:
Sidra.
ELEVATION:
1750-1850m.
PROCESS:
Fully Washed.
IMPORTER:
Jeff & Julie at Apex.
FOB PRICING:
$51.13 USD per Kilogram.
(This is the price before transport costs including shipping, brokerage, etc.) 
YEARS PARTNERED:
Five Harvests (2020, 2021, 2022, 2023 & 2024).