Coffee Review - Mocha Java Espresso from Te Aro Roasted
  • Te Aro Roasted

    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Mocha Java Espresso

Roast: Medium Review Date: August 2010
Origin: Eastern Java, Indonesia; Sidamo growing region, Ethiopia Price: CAD $15.00/16 oz.

Blind Assessment: Resonant, big-bodied, aromatically complex espresso. Dark chocolate, aromatic wood, and a lush, brandy-toned fruit in both aroma and small cup. The flavor softens in two parts milk, with the chocolate taking on a minty sweetness, but still maintains grown-up power and complexity.

Notes: This version of the ancient Mocha-Java blend is intended to be brewed as espresso. With roots in New Zealand, Te Aro Roasted is a Toronto-based coffee company that emphasizes its "fresh air roasted" coffee, a technology that utilizes a column of hot air rather than the conventional turning drum to agitate the roasting beans. Visit or call 416-465-2006 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Everyone. Striking power, range and depth of sensation.


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