Indonesia Organic Java
|Roaster Location:||Santa Monica, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Ijen Plateau, Eastern Java, Indonesia.|
|Est. Price:||$15.00/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||May 2013|
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.