Panama Morgan Estate Natural Geisha
Origin : Panama
Region : Morgan Estate
Altitude : 1,700 – 1,800 Meters
Varietal : Geisha
Processing : Natural
Crop : 2016 – 2017
Watermelon, Cherry, Strawberry, Blueberry, Rock melon, Passionfruit, Papaya
90pts. Sweet fruit aromatics, medium weight and a creamy body and a long sweet finish.
Morgan Estate is located in a valley within a lush high-tropical rainforest in the highlands of Volcan in the Chiriqui Provence of the Republic of Panama. It is a 12 hectare farm.
This farm is a prime example of what geisha coffee can be when grown in the right conditions. The farm is run by the award winning coffee producer Jamison Savage.
Jamison Savage has dedicated the last 10 years to building Finca Deborah in the Chiriqui highlands of Volcan, Panama. At more than 1950MASL Deborah is one of the highest, shade grown coffee estates in the region.
Jamison believes a balanced ecosystem is essential to responsible coffee production and sustainability is a key theme. Every effort is taken to preserve the terroir, which sustains this remarkable place. No herbicides or harmful chemicals are applied on the farm. The result is a breathtaking rainforest canopy where carpets of lush cover-crop run freely between the coffee trees and rare species of birds and insects abound. Everywhere one look’s there is attention to detail and preservation.
One of the biggest concerns for all Panamanian coffee farms is security of labour. This can be particularly acute in Deborah’s very remote area. The Nôbe-Buglé are the primary workforce on the farm and great care is taken to provide them with excellent living quarters and amenities that are not seen on other farms. Workers are permitted and encouraged to grow fruit and vegetables on the property. Corn, beans, squash, banana and papaya are currently harvested on the farm and there are more than two dozen healthy chickens in a beautifully constructed run, providing eggs daily. A high quality, two story living quarters was recently constructed and pay is well above the average. Medical care and transportation are also provided with plans for child education in the near future. The idea of community and family is incredibly important at Finca Deborah and while this may all sound standard, it is actually unusual and a direct contributor to Deborah’s skilled labour retention.
Finca Deborah is considered one of the world’s preeminent coffee estates. In June, 2016 Deborah washed Geisha was brought to the world stage where it won first place in the much coveted World Barista Championship, Dublin, Ireland.
Yet, this hasn’t stopped Jamison from experimenting and searching for new ways to improve his agronomy and processing techniques. This harvest he will implement Washed Carbonic Maceration at Deborah, a process Sasa Sestic shared with him in 2016.
Jamison’s sustainable approach to farming mixed with highly advanced technological practices, a deep respect for nature, and sense of
Picking of only red cherries, separated by sections of the farm. 20-22 brix. Dark red cherries Drying happens on raise beds inside controlled temperature green houses. First 2-3 days coffee is placed on 3rd level. 10-14 days on 2nd level and finish drying on 3rd level up to 21 days depending on climate