Three times legendary

FINCA DEBORAH GEISHA

Panama
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Three times legendary

Geisha from Panama has a near legendary status within speciality coffee circles. In particular coffee from Jamison Savage’s, Finca Deborah which has been the subject of much attention since Berg Wu took first place in the WBC’s in Dublin with a stunning washed lot from the finca. Noted for its exceptional cup quality and complexity of flavour and subtle nuances, Finca Deborahs washed and natural geishas have been consistently topping cupping tables and scoring over 90+ consistently for the last 18 months since the fincas tiny production has been released for sale.

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Regular price £30.00

225g Whole Bean

  • Region

    Boquete, Volcán

  • Varietal

    Geisha

  • Elevation

    1920 masl

  • Farm

    Finca Deborah

  • Producer

    Jamison Savage

  • Process

    Wash, Natural, Cascara

We first visited Jamison and Finca Deborah in November 2015, a couple of months before the 2016 harvest was due to begin. It was clear from the outset that the creation of Jamison’s finca has been a classic labour of love and one of dogged, calculated determination to succeed at all costs.

Located at an unusually high altitude of 1920 masl in dense rainforest on the Cosat Rican/Panamian border, Finca Deborah defies convention. Built upon three ridges of land that were discovered, whilst hiking by Jamison; the finca covers 20 hectares and is accessible by a purpose built 1 km road that rises a dramatic 400 m over its length. Over the course of nearly 10 years critical pieces of infrastructure have been built to facilitate the world class coffee that Jamison has planned on growing. A weather station and quality control lab built to CQI spec were completed in 2014 and 2015 respectively, just in time to cup the first critical harvests from the first plantings of Geisha in 2010. In addition to water and power solutions which are sourced independently via solar panels and an artesian well, making this a truly off grid and sustainable operation.

The exceptional steep topography is planted with 40,000 geisha plants of varying ages. Due to the three ridges that divide the farm into sections, Jamison has three unique and different micro climates to work with. Whilst the production stages of Finca Deborah is in its infancy plans are afoot to separate and grade the plantings from each of the ridges individually as they will each potentially yield dramatically different cups to one another.

 


BREWING GUIDE 

 

Each of the selections within this three part series is a stunning representation of the Geisha varietal. Each one behaves differently and a has a different sweet spot where it shines the brightest.

Experimentation and fun are the key to unlocking and enjoying what these coffees and cascara have to offer. A general, tried and tested ratio of 60g of coffee to 1 litre of water is a great starting point (for both coffee and cascara), as is using your favourite brewing device. Be it Chemex, Aeropress, V-60 or something else entirely different, there are no wrong or right answers when it comes to brewing, drinking and enjoying great coffee.

By keeping your brewing simple, familiar and consistent we’re sure that you will receive great results from this truly exceptional offer. Happy drinking!