Coffee Reviews

Savage Geisha – Nirvana Process – Corvus Coffee

Andrew Pautler

Savage Geisha - Corvus Coffee

Coffee Details

  • Coffee Name
    Savage Geisha - Nirvana Process
  • Roaster
    Corvus Coffee
  • Roaster Location
    Denver, Colorado
  • Estimated Price
    $55 / 150g
  • Flavor Notes
    Sangria red wine, starfruit, kiwi
  • Process
    Nirvana natural anaerobic process
  • Varieties
    Geisha
  • Country
    Panama
  • Region
    Volcán
  • Producer
    Jamison Savage (Finca Deborah)
  • Roast
    Light
  • Review Brew Method
    v60, Flower
  • Roast Date
    December 7, 2020
  • Review Date
    December 19, 2020

Coffee Scoring

9.2
Aroma
9 / 10
Body
9.5 / 10
Flavor
10 / 10
Acidity/Brightness
9 / 10
Balance
9 / 10
Sweetness
9.5 / 10
Cleanliness
9 / 10
Aftertaste
9 / 10
Complexity
9 / 10
Flexibility
9 / 10
Pros
  • Tropical fruit notes
  • Rich, sweet & juicy

Cons
  • Expensive & limited

Disclosure: Pull & Pour received coffee samples for this post, however, as always, all opinions are 100% my own.

Rare and exotic coffees are always an incredible treat to try and Corvus Coffee has had quite the line-up of exclusive coffees recently. I had the chance to try a variety of their Geishas, which have been exceptional as of late. I’ll be featuring their geisha from the Arcila Brothers next, but this review focuses on an incredibly special geisha coffee from Panama produced by Jamison Savage. This coffee uses a natural anaerobic “nirvana” process and resulted in a wild coffee that was complex, exotic and incredibly fun to explore.

The fragrance begins with sweet notes of tropical fruit and subtle floral. The fragrance was complex and exciting, but really only a glimpse of the incredible flavor to come. As I began to drink the coffee, it reminded me of mango and a mix of other tropical fruits. It was incredibly juicy like a kiwi and sweet like berries with deep fruit notes. As with the fragrance, it had a wonderful floral undertone that reminded me of hibiscus. The body was incredibly juicy and the acidity was rounded and steady throughout. While this was an incredibly complex and exotic cup, it was also surprisingly approachable. The flavors were intense, but not overwhelming. Many times these exotic coffees are very fun to drink, but likely a great fit for only the most adventurous coffee drinkers. That isn’t the case with this coffee though and I think it would appeal to a wide range of coffee drinkers.

The Bottom Line

Corvus has really done well with this coffee and I am sure the others in the set are equally exciting. The depth of the cup paired with its richness, yet approachability easily made it one of my favorites from this year.

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