Mocha Java Blend by Papa Nicholas Coffee |
  • Papa Nicholas Coffee

    Batavia, Illinois
  • Mocha Java Blend

Roast: Medium Review Date: July 2005
Origin: Yemen or Harrar region of Ethiopia; Java, Indonesia Price: $8.95/12oz

Blind Assessment: The aroma is very sweet in impression, gingery and orange-toned, the acidity gentle, the cup delicate but rich with a ginger-toned fruit that rounds and settles toward chocolate as the cup cools. Clean, chocolate-toned finish.

Notes: Mocha Java is the world's earliest blend, originally combining acidy, fruity coffee from southern Arabia (now Yemen) shipped through the port of Mocha with fuller-bodied, lower-toned coffee from Java. Contemporary versions may replace the Yemen with the very similar cupping Ethiopia Harrar or the Java with a Sumatra. Papa Nicholas is a large specialty coffee roaster with an impressive array of single-origin and blended coffees. It claims to be the Chicago area's leading retail packaged gourmet coffee distributor. Visit or call 888-727-2645 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Breakfast travelers who want to prolong their exotic dreams.


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