PANAMA Ninety Plus Ruby Gesha
Finished and shipped from Sweden with standard or express shipment worldwide. Learn more about production cut-offs and shipping here
Founder Joseph Brosky and partner Guillermo Saint Malo are revitalizing and stimulating the perception of coffee through innovations to reflect exceptional quality and experience.
SCA SCORE 96.25
FLAVOR ALGORITHM AND DESIGN Ivica Cvetanovski
Accredited to Coffea Circulor, our Illuminate-technology galvanizes the the Ninety Plus® proprietary processing formula. Roasted and refined based on thermal conduction with synchronous heat distribution targeting chemesthetic agents. Proven world class skill and care rendering an accurate representation of the ideology, terroir and processing formula.
|Aroma||Violet, Dark chocolate, Musk, Candied grapefruit
|Flavor||Blackberry, Nutmeg, Violet|
|Aftertaste||Dark chocolate, Plum, Long|
|Acidity||Grapefruit, Citric, Mid-High|
|Body||Smooth, Transparent, Mid-High|
Ruby was first developed by Ninety Plus by accident in a processing experiment gone wrong in Ethiopia in 2015. The coffee processed yielded a high count of exceptionally red seeds, which, when tasted separately had an incredible red wine and red fruit intensity.
The process was repeated in Panama and a resulting batch called Perci Red scored 97 points on Coffee Review. When World Champion George Koustoumpardis joined Ninety Plus in 2015, Joseph invited George to work with him to take this process to a different level, and Ruby was born. The Ruby name is derived from the uniform and deep burgundy color of the unroasted coffee seeds. Ruby is the most intense coffee in the Ninety Plus menu. Ruby is enjoyed in honor of George and his wife, Konstantina, who have lived and worked as core members of the Ninety Plus Estates team in Panama since 2017.
The Ninety Plus Gesha Estates were designed with inspiration drawn from coffee growing wild in its natural habitat in Ethiopia. The Gesha variety, along with all heirloom coffee varieties, comes from the understory of wild forests in Ethiopia. These heirloom varieties of coffee live very long lives - up to 100 years or more - and produce relatively small amounts of intensely aromatic coffee. Founder Joseph Brodsky had an opportunity in 2009 to acquire this large property (~200 hectares) and had a vision of reforesting its historic cattle farming lands with native tree species while planting the shade-loving Ethiopian Gesha coffee beneath the canopy. With its first significant production in 2014, coffee from Ninety Plus Gesha Estates was used to win the first of 5 World Brewers Cup Championships in 6 years year to date (2020). Ninety Plus Gesha Estates proves that coffee can be utilized to reforest and sustain tropical lands while producing the highest valued coffees in the world.
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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 Commandante.
- 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.
Use water with balanced mineral content to optimize flavor and character. Keep Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) between 10-50 ppm or mg/l. We advise a temperature between 93-95°C for the best brewing experience.
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. In various environments and setups, your brewing experience can benefit from opening the bag and closing it. Wait one day to brew. 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.
Made by Panama
Finished in Scandinavia
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