Finca Deborah Symbiosis
- Caramelized Prunes
- Port Wine
- Syrah Grape
Expressive and forward, yet balanced natural anaerobic. Whole cherries spend an extended period in hermetically sealed tanks allowing the coffee to absorb a multitude of complex, layered flavors all while respecting both variety and the unique terroir that is, unmistakably, Finca Deborah.
Symbiosis 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. No inert gas is infused. Natural CO2 accumulates inside the tank as the cherries ferment creating a natural anaerobic environment. During this time the coffee grains are slowly absorbing high fruit notes and aromatic qualities while fermenting under a 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 and 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. The coffee is consistently agitated throughout the day to allow consistent drying within the grain and to prevent any possibility of a mold bloom.
After approximately 20 days in dry-house the coffee has been dried to approximately 11%, it is bagged in grain-pro and stored in Bodega where temperatures are cool and stable. This reposo or seasoning process is critical to Deborah’s quality control and 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 shell or parchment. The coffee is then hulled, and sorted by size, density, and color.
To fully express Savage Coffees’ potential we recommend brewing them with care and attention to details.
Water makes up 90 to 98.5% of brewed coffee. It’s important to use only fresh, filtered and soft water to fully extract flavors & keep your equipment reliable for years. We recommend the following water parameters:
- TDS 70-120 ppm
- pH = 7.0
- General hardness level <4°dH
- Brewing temperature: 94-96°C / 201.2-204.8°F
- Use filtered or low mineral content spring water
- After opening keep your beans in air-tight container. Do not keep them refrigerated.
- Our coffees taste great in wide range of brewing methods (pour over, immersion, batch brew, espresso.)
- For espresso, always flush the group head before extracting the coffee, and for filter brewing rinse paper filter in your brewer with hot water prior to extracting the coffee.
- Grinding setup will vary depending on the method of extraction & desired cup profile.
- For espresso we recommend using precision baskets & shower screens for optimal extraction.
- 60-65 g of coffee per 1 liter of water
- 1:15 coffee to water ratio
- Pour over extraction time: 2:45 – 3:45 min.
- Batch brewer extraction time: 3:30 – 4:30 min.
- Dose: 19-21 g
- Yield: 50-55 g
- Time: 24-27 s