Frank Torres (Natural) - Colombia
💫 One of the cleanest and most expressive naturals we've had in years!
The Torres family is no stranger to Bright Jenny, with Frank’s coffee being the third we’ve had the fortune of featuring over the years. You may remember Frank’s sister Yorgeny Torres’ coffee back in the spring of 2021, with it’s deep hibiscus, plum, notes, balanced by a unique bartlett pear sweetness that had our heads practically spinning.
In the summer of 2022, Frank & his brother Gabriel’s blend graced the shelves as ‘Hermanos Torres’. We were blown away by the punchy Maraschino Cherry-ness in the cup, followed suit by this crazy Citrus Candy situation. Many of us here at Bright Jenny have a thing for Colombian Coffees; the Torres family has produced some of the finest we’ve had the opportunity of indulging in over the years.
That bring us to Frank's Natural Caturra - off the top, we were stricken with intense Fruity Pebbles notes, followed by that unmistakable Neapolitan Ice Cream sweetness, which slowly transitions back into a rich Dark Chocolate.
Tastes: Neopolitan Ice Cream, Dark Chocolate, Fruity Pebbles
Feels: Embracing the first day of patio season :)
Side: *Far Side
Altitude: 1750 - 1850 masl
Region: Nariño, Colombia
Farm: Finca la Indonesia
Producer: Frank Torres
Fermentation: 100 - 120 Hours
Drying Method: Covered Patios
Importer: Apex Coffee Imports
From Apex Coffee:
La Indonesia is located in La Union, 90km from Pasto. Thanks to the efforts of farmers like Frank, this area has been transformed from one of illicit trade and violence, into a resilient community dedicated to growing specialty coffee. This farm is a Torres family inheritance known for exceptional coffee production for over 40 years. Frank has inherited a part of this farm and is in charge of overseeing all processing and farming practices. He is a Q grader who has been passionate about coffee ever since he was young. He started his coffee career by working for Starbucks' specialty coffee program, as well as a green coffee buyer for exporters and importers. This network of experience has helped him push the boundaries of processing, making his farm one of the most unique, and innovative in Colombia. His continuous efforts to improve farming practices has helped him turn 90% of his farm organic as way to preserve soil conditions and protect his crops from plague and devastation. Frank's coffees have continued to exceed our expectations and we are so proud to incorporate more of his coffees into our program this year. His continuous efforts to advance his post-harvest techniques is evident in the outstanding clarity and sweetness of this year's harvest.