PANAMA Finca Deborah Symbiosis Geisha Natural Extended Duration Anaerobic
Finished and shipped from Sweden with standard or express shipment worldwide. Learn more about production cut-offs and shipping here
Founder, Coffea Circulor
SCA SCORE 95.00
FLAVOR ALGORITHM AND DESIGN Ivica Cvetanovski
Roasted light based on conduction and moderate heat application with world class skill and care. Extensive roast, high front up heat that declines. Low level of energy throughout to enable the beans to develop extensively and sustain their volatile compounds finalizing with a moderate development time.
|Varietal||Geisha, Green Tip|
Natural, Extended Duration Anaerobic
|Aroma||Lavender, Rose, Syrah grape
|Flavor||Blackberry, Dark honey, Purple plum, Strawberry|
|Aftertaste||Coffee cherry, Cacao nibs, Lychee, Toffee
|Acidity||Blackberry, Syrah grape, Malic, Mid|
|Body||Creamy, Soft, Vidid, Mid|
The processing approach is more aggressive to controlled fermentation and generates a more robust and ripe fruit tone.
The Symbiosis process begins with harvesting perfectly ripe Geisha cherries reading 21-24 on BRIX meter. The cherries are carefully selected for a second time before depositing them inside hermetically sealed tanks. The cherries remain in the tank for more than 100 hours. No inert gas is infused. Natural CO2 accumulates inside the tank as the cherries ferment creating a natural anaerobic environment. During this time the coffee grains are slowly absorbing high fruit notes and aromatic qualities while fermenting under a controlled process. Temperature and PH are monitored numerous times a day to ensure these variables are maintained within their curves.
After the cherries spend their extended time inside the sealed tanks, the coffees are removed and placed on a three tiered, raised, African bed system designed by Jamison. Temperatures, heat, humidity, and airflow are carefully controlled inside the dry houses and maintained within certain parameters to avoid damage. The coffee is consistently agitated throughout the day to allow consistent drying within the grain and to prevent any possibility of a mold bloom.
After approximately 20 days in dry-house the coffee has been dried to approximately 11%, it is bagged in grain-pro and stored in Bodega where temperatures are cool and stable. This 'reposo' or seasoning process is critical to Deborah’s quality control and provides the coffee an opportunity to stabilize and equalize its moisture content. Another benefit for the coffee is the absorption of more flavor from it’s shell or parchment. The coffee is then hulled, and sorted by size, density, and color.
Arranged by our dear friends Jamison and Leslie of Savage Coffees.
CONTRIBUTION, MITIGATION AND ADAPTATION
We have worked many years with Jamison and particularly with his Geisha from Finca Deborah. We have also, as always with the coffees from Jamison, allowed ourselves to thoroughly analyze and inspect the temporal aspects of this particular and experimental lot from an early stage straight after the processed lot was completed. Due to this effort, availability is very limited.
SAVAGE COFFEES, FINCA DEBORAH AND MORGAN ESTATE
Located in Panama, more precisely in the region of Volcan, Chiriqui province. The plantation is at 1900+ meters above the sea level and it's one of the most remote coffee farms in Panama. This region is ideal for coffee production: the volcanic soil, the high elevation, the perfect balance between rain and tropical sun permit to give life to unique coffee plants. Finca Deborah's commitment to the environment is remarkable: the farm is fully powered by solar generation system and people who work in this farm is focused on safeguard the ecology for generations to come. Geisha cultivation is a serious matter and workers are devoted professionals, centered on excellence. Harvest is meticulously monitored, coffee is handpicked, just the ripest cherries are collected.
Jamison Savage has dedicated himself to build a next-gen facility for coffee processing in Panama with a strong environmental focus. Pesticides or toxins are not used on the farm. Elevated at exceedingly high altitudes and being one of the highest and more isolated farms in Panama, the farms runs on solar power and within a harmonious ecosystem. Jamison believes that coffee trees are at their best when surrounded by the local flora and fauna. This true, holistic and sustainable approach to farming, ingenuity and creativity coupled with advanced technological practices, makes Jamison one of the most impressive high-end coffee producers in the world.
Our World Brewers Cup recipe, One (1:1:1), for Hario V60-01/02 with Hario VCF-01/02 filters:
- Coffee: 20g.
- Water: 300g @ 93-95°C, TDS: 10-50 mg/l.
- 100g of 20 second pours in 3 total pours at 0:00, 1:00 and last pour at 2:00. Finish at 3:00.
- Pour by pulsing in helix formation during 20 seconds, starting from the centre, 5 revolutions per pulse. Ensure no grinds persist on the filter wall in the last pouring pulse.
- At 01:00, 02:00 and 03:00, confirm the filter bed is flat and uniform. Avoid generating cavities and craters.
- Target a TDS reading of 1.40±0.02.
- Adjust only grind size and water temperature.
- Grinding: Target 600-800μm. Example: 28 turns from the finest setting on Comandante.
- If the flow ends past each minute, adjust your grind settings to finer and respectively for slower flow.
- The recipe, technique and formula is singularly linear and time efficient. Learn more about linearly up- and downscaling our recipe here.
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Use water with balanced mineral content to optimize flavor and character. Keep Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) between 25-50 ppm or mg/l. We advise a temperature between 93-95°C for the best brewing experience. Target the following values.
|Calcium (Ca)||0.9 mg/l|
|Sodium (Na)||1.7 mg/l|
|Silicon Dioxide (SiO2)||1.4 mg/l|
|Potassium (K)||0.3 mg/l|
|Magnesium (Mg)||0.2 mg/l|
|Sulfate (SO4-)||<7.0 mg/l|
|Chloride (Cl-)||2.5 mg/l|
|Nitrate (NO3-)||0.1 mg/l|
|Flouride (F-)||<0.1 mg/l|
Please store in a cool and dry place in order to secure freshness and quality. To ensure best possible experience use within 3 months after roast date and 2 weeks after opening. We have invested significant time to research the durability of the coffee by actively refining our roasting algorithms to ensure perpetual quality post 3 months of production. Our flavor-lock packaging technology is based on processing and roasting. This ensures persisting and stable aromas, flavors and pro-experience.
Start using at will. Brew immediately or wait several weeks. Prepare for a championship with a strategy. It all depends on your goals.
We recommend using the coffees by first opening the container/bag one day before the first planned brew to enable a natural aeration of the coffees. Use according to the following matrix and remember these are general observations given parameters such as continent, country, region, variety, altitude, process, etc. combined with Coffea Circulor processing and roasting algorithms.
Plan your acquisition according to production schedules (roasting), event attendance (home/championship) and shipping priority (standard/courier).
|0-3 days||Focused acidity|
|4-7 days||Optimal Coffea Circulor recommended praxis|
|8-14 days||Increased floral perception|
|15-21 days||Increased sweetness|
|22+ days||Increased balance|
|1+ month||Intact sweetness, peak intensity|
|2+ months||Inherent balance, possible reduced florals turning herbal|
Made by Panama
Finished in Scandinavia