91

Caffe Luxxe

Indonesia Organic Java

Location: Santa Monica, California

Origin: Ijen Plateau, Eastern Java, Indonesia.

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $15.00/12 ounces

Review Date: May 2013

Agtron: 60/75

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 7

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

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 www.caffeluxxe.com 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.

Comments are closed.