Panama - Spectrum Geisha - Savage Coffees
Region: Volcan, Chiriqui
Altitude: 1850 - 2300 MASL
Crop Year: 2022
Producer: Jamison Savage,
Tasting Notes: Floral Jasmine, Bergamot, Tangerine, Apricot, Nectarine
Net Weight: 80 grams
Spectrum starts 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. CO2 gas is periodically infused inside the tank allowing for a controlled and regulated fermentation. During this time the coffee grains are slowly absorbing high fruit notes and aromatic qualities of the fruit while fermenting under this carefully 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 then wet milled to remove the skin and fruit from the cherry. This is the final stage of the wet-side process. The washed coffee is then 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 to the coffee. The coffee is consistently agitated throughout the day to allow even drying. After approximately 20 days in dry-house the coffee has been dried to approximately 11%. It is then bagged in grain-pro and stored in Bodega where temperatures are cool and stable.
This reposo or seasoning process is critical to quality control. It 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 dried fruit or parchment. The coffee is then hulled and sorted by size, density, and color. Finally, the coffee is lightly vacuum packed and boxed in 15 kg boxes for export to our global clients.