REGION: Yemen and Java VARIETAL: Various FARM: Various ALTITUDE: Varies FARMER: Various ROAST: Medium NOTE: 91 points by Coffee Review
The world's oldest and most well known blend. In the cup richly balanced; delicate fruit and floral top notes with deeper hints of earth and brandy-toned chocolate and aromatic wood.
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 noted this coffee - "Intense aroma: brandyish 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."