Coffee Review - Indonesia Organic Java by Caffe Luxxe
  • Caffe Luxxe

    Santa Monica, California
  • Indonesia Organic Java

Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: May 2013
Origin: Ijen Plateau, Eastern Java, Indonesia. Price: $15.00/12 ounces

Blind Assessment: Distinct chocolate and honey-and-nut notes (halvah?) in aroma and cup, with further hints of apricot and fir. Round, backgrounded acidity; buoyant and silky mouthfeel. Rich, deep finish, very mildly drying in the long.

Notes: Most Java coffee is produced on large, government-operated farms. This Java is produced by small-holding farmers, members of the Kayumas and Curah Tatal villages, who practice multi-cropping and are organically certified. Processed by a variant of the wet method practiced called wet-hulling practiced only in Indonesia called. Caffe Luxxe is an Italian-inflected artisan roaster and retailer that emphasizes both its coffee knowledge and precision and its straightforward lack of pretension. Visit or call 310-394-2222 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Aficionados interested in an unusual origin (Java village garden coffees) with a quietly but distinctly unusual aromatic, chocolate- and halvah-like.


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