COLOMBIA • FRANK TORRES
The La Indonesia farm has been in the Torres family stewardship for over 70 years. At just over 2 hectares, Frank dedicates most of the land to coffee and plantains. He uses a ‘reposado’ method before depupling. It is a 24 hour, temperature-controlled fermentation for ripe cherries. It is tricky but made possible with constant Ph and Brix readings. The process instills a bright tropical sweetness and shifts the body and texture of the final cup.
Frank’s Torres washed ‘reposado’ was my favourite Colombian offering last year and this follow-up does not disappoint. Clean jasmine flavours quickly erupt into a juicy array of blood orange, tangerine, lime, and pomegranate notes. The sweet flavours are sticky; think pineapple, maple syrup, toffee and guava.
Blood Orange, Pineapple & Maple Syrup.
La Union, Nariño.