PT's Coffee Roasting Co.
Colombia Granja La Esperanza Grand Cru Mokka
Location: Topeka, Kansas
Origin: Valle del Cauca growing region, Colombia.
Est. Price: $20.00/8 ounces
Review Date: September 2014
Crisply sweet, delicately original. Sugar cane, peach, tart cherry, cocoa-like chocolate, plum blossom in aroma and cup. Gentle, crisply balanced acidity; light, very silky mouthfeel. Dry chocolate and peach carry into a very sweet though gently drying finish.
Mokka is an unusual variety of Arabica with tiny split-pea-sized beans and distinctive cup character. Mokka was collected by researchers in Brazil, probably having originated at some point in Yemen, since it is identical in appearance to a Yemeni variety called Ismaili. The Brazil strain was planted and gained celebrity in Kaanapali on Maui in Hawaii and apparently was crossed with Hawaiian Typica. The sample reviewed here was produced from this Mokka-Typica cross at Granja La Esperanza in Colombia, an innovative producer that has done very impressive and innovative work with unusual cultivars of Arabica. Roasted at PT’s Coffee, where the motto is “without the love, it’s just coffee.” Visit www.ptscoffee.com or call 888-678-5282 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: Aficionados interested in enjoying a delicate, subtly exotic version of the very rare Mokka variety of Arabica; anyone who values subtlety, purity and balance in the cup.