WHAT IS THE FUTURE OF COFFEE: A message from Lee @ Quietly: Magnolia is my love letter to coffee. It delights in those surprisingly fruity cups with bright and sparkling acidity. It always seeks out sweetness paired with stunning clarity and vibrancy. It is all the best aspects of modern coffee and works to remind me that the possibilities for a good cup are endless when forever seek coffees that are in bloom.
ORIGIN: The Layo Taraga Washing Station was established in 2000 and operates as a hub for just over 500 smallholder farms around Haro Wachu. It has been an absolute favourite of mine for years because of its delightful fruit-forward cup and the level of traceability in crops, highlighted by ‘special preparations’ like this Bourbon specific lot.
FLAVOUR: Magnolia's aim is always sugary fruit, lively floral notes, and bright acidity, making Layo a perfect fit. Layo Taraga is absolutely teeming with botanical beauty. It opens on lime candy before going full-on peach Snapple, sugar cane juice and mixed berry compote.