|Roaster Location:||San Rafael, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Central Yemen; eastern Java, Indonesia.|
|Review Date:||January 2010|
Blind Assessment: Sweet, round-toned aroma with distinct cherryish fruit and aromatic wood notes. Intense and complex in the cup; the cherry tones deepen and sweeten to dessert-wine complexity with complicating suggestions of dark chocolate, herb and flowers. The chocolate carries into a long, dry finish with continued hints of wood and Mediterranean herbs.
Notes: This version of the ancient Mocha-Java blend is a traditional one, combining a genuine Java from the government estates of East Java with a "natural" or dried-in-the-fruit Yemen. Founded in 1995, Equator Estate Coffees & Teas is a women-owned wholesale coffee roasting company with web based retail. Equator focuses on sustainability in coffee sourcing and business practices. Visit www.equatorcoffees.com or call 800-809-7687 for more information.
Who Should Drink It : A fine traditional version of the Mocha-Java blend: deep, complex, surprising.
This review originally appeared in the January, 2010 tasting report: Fourteen Covers of a Classic Tune: Mocha Java Blends