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

Forward purchased 4 x 15kg boxes of Finca Deborah 'Indelible' Rum Barrel Aged, Cascara Infused Washed CM 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

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.

Indelible is a version of Echo, which is aged in rum barrels. Echo is an elevated take on Illumination. Rather than a classic washed carbonic maceration, Jamison adds additional Cascara as an infusion to the pulped Geisha, with the results going into a stainless steel tank for an extended period of time, monitoring PH, temperature and CO2. 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.

You'll find the structure and intention of Echo are at the forefront of this profile, with a refined creme brulee quality, or smoothness you might find in an aged brown spirit. The bigger florals, citrus and stonefruit qualities from Echo remain intact. This coffee still yells out with perfumed notes, shows immense balance between sweetness and acidity, and will leave your mouth satisfied. It makes for the best Irish Coffee, an incredible expression as espresso and works wonders as a filter brew.

Price Forward paid per kilogram: $175 USD FOB 
Process: 'Indelible' Rum Barrel Aged, Cascara Infused Washed CM
Producer: Jamison Savage / Savage Coffees
Total kilos purchased: 45kg 
Harvest date: February / March 2021
Fermentation: Additional Cascara is infused into an Illumination process. Cherry is pulped and fermented in stainless steel tanks for an extended period with constant monitoring of PH, temperature and CO2.
Drying time: Over two weeks in shaded raised beds. After drying is complete, this coffee is left in Rum Barrels for several weeks to stabilize.
Drying temperature: 24°C Max. - 11°C Min.  
Altitude: 1900 masl
Region: Los Pozos, Volcan, Panama