Savage Geisha – Symbiosis Process – Corvus Coffee

Andrew Pautler

Savage Geisha - Symbiosis Process – Corvus Coffee

Coffee Details

  • Coffee Name
    Symbiosis
  • Roaster
    Corvus Coffee
  • Roaster Location
    Denver, Colorado
  • Flavor Notes
    Syrah grape, plum, tropical notes
  • Process
    Natural, Extended Duration Anaerobic (Symbiosis)
  • Varieties
    Geisha
  • Country
    Panama
  • Region
    Volcán, Chiriquí
  • Elevation
    1950+ MASL
  • Producer
    Jamison Savage (Finca Deborah)
  • Roast
    Light
  • Other Notes
    Reserve series

Coffee Scoring

9.1
Aroma
9 / 10
Body
9 / 10
Flavor
9.5 / 10
Acidity/Brightness
9 / 10
Balance
9 / 10
Sweetness
9.5 / 10
Cleanliness
9 / 10
Aftertaste
9 / 10
Complexity
9.5 / 10
Flexibility
8.5 / 10
Pros
  • Complex flavor profile
  • Intense sweetness

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

Jamison Savage has become a legend in the specialty coffee industry for taking the beautiful geisha variety and pairing it with different techniques from wine processing to create some incredibly delicious and unique coffees. I’ve had a chance to try a few of his coffees over the past few years from different roasters and they have all been incredible. This Symbiosis processed geisha was part of Corvus’ July 2021 reserve launch (along with a Nirvana process) and was an absolute treat.

The coffee began with a raspberry-centered, fruit-forward fragrance. After brewing the aroma reminded me of lemon citrus and milk chocolate. The flavor was slightly delicate, but beautiful. I tasted notes of strawberry, stone fruit, berries & pear. The fruit-toned sweetness grew more and more pronounced as the coffee cooled. The coffee had a juicy body, but wasn’t too heavy. The sparkling, citrus-focused acidity was steady throughout and lingered into the sweet-toned finish.

The Bottom Line

This Savage Geisha was another wonderfully complex and delicious coffee. It was a lot of fun to enjoy and well-deserved as a feature in Corvus’ reserve series.

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