Panama Savage Coffees Horizon Geisha - 125g

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Savage Coffee

  • Flavour profile Floral, lemon, malty, black tea
  • Process Yeast Inoculated Natural
  • Varietal Geisha
  • Roast Medium Light


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  • Horizon has undergone a hybrid process that started with harvesting perfectly ripe Geisha cherries registering 21-24 on the BRIX meter. These cherries were twice sorted and selected before being deposited into hermetically sealed, stainless steel tanks, with a yeast inoculation strain added.

    The cherries stayed immersed in this yeast bath for more than 100 hours, allowing the yeast to consume a substantial portion of the fruit within the cherries to generate high fruit notes and floral aromatics, that the coffee seeds then absorbed. In the cup, these would be expressed as enhanced aromatics, pleasantly elevated acidity, and a more palpable body.

    Throughout this yeast-inoculated, extended fermentation phase, the cherries were constantly monitored and catalogued for both PH and temperature levels. The Finca Deborah team complied with strict parameters to ensure the process would only preserve and enhance the meticulously cultivated and harvested Panama Geisha's inherent sensory characteristics, and in no way let them acquire any unwanted notes or "off" flavours.

    After the required time immersed in the yeast bath within the sealed tanks, the cherries were removed and transferred onto shaded, three-tiered raised African beds that Jamison himself designed. Temperatures and humidity were controlled inside the shaded drying areas, also referred to as dry houses, where these metrics were carefully maintained within specific parameters. The cherries were also consistently shifted throughout the day for even drying, to prevent undesired microbial activity from occurring, and to promote the development only of desired flavours.

    The cherries spent around 12 days on the drying beds before reaching the proper moisture level of approximately 11%. To protect the quality that had painstakingly been created, they were then bagged in Grain-pro and stored under optimal conditions of cool and stable temperatures for a "reposado" (directly translates as "resting") or seasoning process critical in Jamison's stringent end-to-end QC protocol.

    In reposado, the coffee's moisture content stabilized while allowing it to continue absorbing more flavour from its parchment or shell, before being hulled and further sorted by size, density, and colour, and finally shipped to us.

    This coffee was roasted on Wednesday the 28th of February as part of our pre-order.

    This is all about the classic Geisha flavours – floral perfume layered over sharp lemon and a soft malty sweetness underpinning it.

    • Country: Panama
    • Location: Volcán, Chiriquí
    • Producer: Jamison Savage of Savage Coffee
    • Elevation: 1,900+ m.a.s.l.
    • Variety: Geisha
    • Process: Yeast Inoculated Natural
  • Cupping notes: Floral, lemon, malty, black tea.

    Cup of Excellence Cupping Scores

    • Clean cup (1–8): 7.5
    • Sweetness (1–8): 6.5
    • Acidity (1–8): 7
    • Mouthfeel (1–8): 6
    • Flavour (1–8): 7
    • Aftertaste (1–8): 6.5
    • Balance (1–8): 7
    • Overall (1–8): 7.5
    • Correction (+36): +36
    • Total: (max. 100): 91

    Roast Information
    Medium-light - slow this down as you come to the end of first crack and let it develop a bit without letting it go too far into the gap.

  • This coffee is sold in 125g bags and was roasted on Wednesday the 28th of February.

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Producer Story

Savage Coffee

Located at an elevation of 1,900+ meters and nestled deep in the mountains of Volcan, Chiriqui, Finca Deborah is shrouded in dense cloud coverage for most of the year and is home to some of the most special coffee in the world. As beautiful and natural a plantation as they come, rare species of plants and animals are abundant, left undisturbed under the canopy.

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