Orleans Coffee Exchange
Java Kayumas Estate
|Roaster Location:||Kenner, Louisiana|
|Coffee Origin:||East Java, Indonesia.|
|Review Date:||February 2010|
Blind Assessment: Intense nut-toned aroma with complications of fruit, milky cocoa, and more faintly, earth and aromatic wood. In the cup, delicate mouthfeel, soft acidity, simple yet refined flavors of caramel, nut, and hints of flowers and pungent grapefruit. Flavor fades in the finish to a dry, bittersweet chocolate.
Notes: Most Java coffees are produced, like this one, on large government-operated estates in the mountains of East Java. These farms were established by the Dutch and are quite traditional in their procedures and operation. Founded in 1983, Orleans Coffee Exchange is a quality-oriented wholesale roaster that supplies coffee to many New Orleans coffee houses, restaurants and hotels. It survived the Katrina crisis through the passion and dedication of its owners and the loyalty of its customers, and continues to roast outstanding and distinctive coffees. Visit
Who Should Drink It: A quietly complex everyday cup.
This review originally appeared in the February, 2010 tasting report: Coffees of Sulawesi, Bali, Java, Flores, East Timor