Arrived December 20th, 2021 to Calgary Warehouse in Calgary, AB
Forward purchased 4 x 15kg boxes of Finca Deborah 'Afterglow' Natural 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.
Afterglow is a traditional natural Geisha. There is no intentional fermentation stage on this coffee. Cherries are harvested in peak ripeness, sorted and taken to dry in shaded raised beds, where it will remain away from UV light until ideal moisture levels are achieved.
You'll find a very red dominant flavour profile, with strawberry, ruby red grapefruit and rosehips defining the profile. The sweetness and acidity are both in the higher degree, balanced in a playful sort of way. The body is syrupy, though versatile depending on brewing ratio. The finish will leave you salivating, with bright and sweet notes playing on.
Price Forward paid per kilogram: $135 USD FOB
Process: 'Afterglow' Natural
Producer: Jamison Savage / Savage Coffees
Total kilos purchased: 15kg
Harvest date: February / March 2021
Fermentation: Traditional Natural.
Drying time: Over three weeks in shaded raised beds.
Drying temperature: 24°C Max. - 11°C Min.
Altitude: 1900 masl
Region: Los Pozos, Volcan, Panama