Mocha Java by Klatch Coffee Review |
Roast: Medium Review Date: January 2010
Origin: Southwestern Ethiopia; eastern Ethiopia; eastern Java. Price: NA

Blind Assessment: 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.

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. Formerly Coffee Klatch, Klatch Coffee is an award-winning small-batch roasting company based in the Los Angeles area whose resident barista and trainer, Heather Perry is a former United States Barista Championships. Visit or call 877-455-2824 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Distinctive, complex aromatics atop a bracingly dry structure.


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