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Arrived December 20th, 2021 to Calgary Warehouse in Calgary, AB

Forward purchased 2 x 15kg boxes of Finca Deborah 'Interstellar' Natural Yeast Inoculated 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.

Interstellar is described by Jamison as an extended duration, experimental yeast composition combined with anaerobic properties making it one of the most technical processes to execute. Ultra-ripe whole cherries are placed inside stainless steel tanks and a yeast inoculation is added. The cherry spends over 150 hours in the yeast bath. Once the targets are met, the coffee is placed in shaded raised beds, where it will remain away from UV light until ideal moisture levels are achieved.

The intention behind inoculating this Geisha is to strategically enhance aromatics, refine acidity and induce further body into the cup profile. 

Price Forward paid per kilogram: $198 USD FOB 
Process: 'Interstellar' Yeast Inoculated Natural
Producer: Jamison Savage / Savage Coffees
Total kilos purchased: 30kg 
Harvest date: February / March 2021
Fermentation: Yeast inoculated for over 150 hours in stainless steel tanks
Drying time: Over two weeks in shaded raised beds.
Drying temperature: 24°C Max. - 11°C Min.  
Altitude: 1900 masl
Region: Los Pozos, Volcan, Panama