|Roaster Location:||Hillsboro, Oregon|
|Coffee Origin:||Either Yemen or Ethiopia; Indonesia|
|Review Date:||February 2004|
Blind Assessment: In the aroma roasty, sweet, slightly burned, complicated by a prune-toned fruit just on the dry side of chocolate. In the cup the chocolate inclination of the fruit clearly declares itself, particularly as the coffee cools. The roasty tones turn a bit astringent in the finish.
Notes: Mocha Java is the world's oldest blend. This version apparently follows the original recipe, combining a dry-processed coffee from the mountainous southwest corner of the Arabian Peninsula in what is now Yemen, and a coffee from the Indonesian island of Java. Buckmaster Coffee ("An Oregon Product!" is a proponent of fluidized bed or "hot air" roasting in which a column of heated air both roasts and agitates the beans. Call 503-693-0796 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: Those who enjoy raisins in their bittersweet chocolate.
This review originally appeared in the February, 2004 tasting report: Pacific Northwest Coffees