Savage Coffee - Iridescence
ROAST | LIGHT
ORIGIN | CHIRIQUI, VOLCAN, PANAMA
NOTES | LEMON ICEBOX PIE, FLORAL, VANILLA ORCHID, BLACK TEA
BLACK LABEL RELEASE #13
Jamison Savage and Savage Coffees have become nearly synonymous with the best coffees in the world. Savage Coffees rode the wave of initial hype surrounding the Gesha variety in Panama and have since been pushing the limits of flavor with intense processing methods. Extreme attention to detail is required to ensure that their experiments in processing do not go awry.
The Iridescence Gesha lot from Savage Coffees is their take on a Carbonic Maceration process. Citrus and sweetness shine in this coffee. Only ripe coffee cherries are picked by highly trained pickers and sorted a second time before processing begins. The processing begins when the coffee cherries are pulped (which removes the seed from the skin and some of the interior fruit). The coffee seeds are then placed in fermentation tanks which use compressed CO2 to control temperature and remove oxygen from the system. Over an extended fermentation time, the fruit which remains on the coffee seeds ferments. Both complexity and acidity are increased during this time. Once the desired level of fermentation has occurred the coffee is removed and placed on raised beds to dry.
The resulting flavors are intense and complex. The aroma takes on a profile of both lemon icebox pie and sweet florals. The beginning of the cup is creamy, sweet, and citrusy like a frosted lemonade. The body of this coffee is fairly tea-like and delicate. The finish is slightly fruited and remains very sweet, reminiscent of ripe red cherries.
We have an extremely limited quantity of this coffee so do not hesitate to snag this one if we've piqued your interest!
Producer | Jamison Savage
Process | Carbonic Maceration Washed
Variety | Gesha
Altitude | 1800 - 1900