Whole beans from the Finca Deborah from Boquete in Panama. It is a carbonic maceration, cascara infused washed geisha. This coffee is very floral, with a bit of berries. It is a very subtle and very clean coffee. We really do <3 it.
Farm : Finca Deborah
Producer : Jamison Savage
Country : Panama
Région : Chiriqui
Altitude : 2000 m
Varietal : Geisha
Harvest : 2021
Process : Carbonic maceration, cascara infused, washed
Importer : Direct purchase with Jamison
“The Echo process starts with harvesting perfectly ripe Geisha cherries reading 21-24 on BRIX. The cherries are then carefully selected for a second time before processing. After selection the cherries are pulped, leaving a certain percentage of fruit on the grain. A certain quantity of cascara, or the skin of the coffee cherry, is added into the tank and mixed within the freshly pulped coffee. he pulped coffee is tanked for an extended period exceeding 50 hours and is constantly monitored and data cataloged. PH, temperature, and CO2 levels are the primary units carefully observed. Ambient temperatures are monitored and controlled to ensure linearity in the processing as well. After the required time inside the CO2 infused tanks, the coffee and cascara is removed, rinsed in fresh water to remove any residual fruit, then placed on a shaded, raised, African bed system designed by Jamison. direct sunlight is avoided as the intense UV and heat can cause cracking in parchment. Temperatures, heat, and humidity are controlled inside the dry houses and are maintained within certain parameters. When the coffee has dried to approximately 11% it is bagged in grain-pro and stored in Bodega where temperatures are cool and stable. This seasoning process is critical to Deborah’s quality control. Reposo/rest provides the coffee an opportunity to settle and equalize its moisture content as well as absorb more flavor from it’s shell or parchment. After the requisite rest the coffee is hulled, sorted by size, density, color, and shape. Finally, the coffee is lightly vacuum packed and boxed for export to our global clients.”
In 2017, we visited Finca Deborah, the farm of Jamison Savage, located in Chiriqui, Panama. When you see the coffee trees in the forest, the care taken to pick the cherries, to process the beans, you understand why these coffees are so amazing and pure.