Arrived December 20th, 2021 to Calgary Warehouse in Calgary, AB
Forward purchased 3 x 15kg boxes of Finca Deborah 'Vivid' Natural Carbonic Maceration, Washed to Finish, Geisha
Finca Deborah is an absolutely gorgeous coffee farm in the Los Pozos micro-region of Volcan, Panama. It is one of the most awarded coffee farms on the planet, having significant success in all World Coffee Competitions - Finca Deborah is the home to the only Geisha to have ever won the World Barista Championship, Berg Wu in 2016.
Jamison Savage and his family are the ones to thank for the wonders of Finca Deborah. The farm starts at 1900 meters and climbs to over 2000. The rainforest canopy, dense cloud coverage and a vision for natural and bio-dynamic agriculture leads way to one of the most stunning terroirs the coffee world has known.
Master of the details, Jamison is also known for meticulous processing and a vast array of styles. Each process has it's own title, giving it sex-appeal beyond the finer details. You can find a full catalog of Deborah coffees here. Jamison is said to be one of the first producers to utilize carbonic maceration processing technique in the world of coffee - an innovation brought upon his deep and immense appreciation for the world of wine.
Forward has a working relationship with Jamison and Finca Deborah dating back to 2017. Our founder Cole used a Deborah coffee, Illumination, to win the Canadian Barista Championship in 2018.
Vivid is a combo process. First, it's a whole cherry natural Carbonic Maceration, meaning red-ripe cherries spend over 50 hours in sealed stainless steel tanks which are charged with CO2. Once the cherries are removed from the tanks, they're pulped and placed in shaded raised beds, where it will remain away from UV light until ideal moisture levels are achieved.
The cup profile of vivid is incredibly elegant and complex - this is a vibrant example of Panama Geisha. The florals are wild, the citrus and stonefruit are pronounced, and the overall attributes are of higher intensity. This is an amazing example of process complimenting terroir and bringing it to a new degree. This coffee could easily be used to compete in any realm of coffee competition.
Price Forward paid per kilogram: $186 USD FOB
Process: 'Vivid' Natural Carbonic Maceration Washed to Finish
Producer: Jamison Savage / Savage Coffees
Total kilos purchased: 45kg
Harvest date: February / March 2021
Fermentation: placed into a sealed stainless steel tank for an extended period of time, with Nitrogen periodically infused into the tanks
Drying time: Over 30 days in shaded raised beds.
Drying temperature: 24°C Max. - 11°C Min.
Altitude: 1900 masl
Region: Los Pozos, Volcan, Panama