Equator Estate Coffees & Teas

Arabian Mocha Java

Location: San Rafael, California

Origin: Central Yemen; eastern Java, Indonesia.

Roast: Medium

Est. Price:

Review Date: January 2010

Agtron: 49/61

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 8

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

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.


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

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