REGION: Yemen and Java FARM: Various FARMER: Various
VARIETAL: Various ALTITUDE: Various ROAST: Medium
The world's oldest and most well-known blend. In the cup richly balanced; brandy-toned chocolate, with a wonderful nutty almond and deeper hints of blueberry top notes.
This version of the ancient Mocha-Java blend combines a genuine Java from the government estates of East Java with two different Ethiopia "natural" or dried-in-the-fruit coffees, both of which represent variations on the original Yemen Mocha component of the blend: one from the Harrar region of Ethiopia and a second from the Amaro region of southwestern Ethiopia.
Ken Davids of Coffee Review in his 91 POINTS - January 2010 assessment describes our Mocha Java as: "Intense aroma: brandy fermented fruit, sweet-toned flowers, and aromatic wood. In the cup richly balanced; delicate fruit and floral top notes with deeper hints of earth, brandy-toned chocolate, and aromatic wood. These deeper tones carry into a mildly but distinctly astringent finish."