|Roaster Location:||San Dimas, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Southwestern Ethiopia; eastern Ethiopia; eastern Java.|
|Review Date:||January 2010|
Blind Assessment: Intense aroma: brandyish fermented fruit, sweet-toned flowers and aromatic wood. In the cup richly balanced; delicate fruit and floral top notes with deeper hints of earth, brandy-toned chocolate and aromatic wood. These deeper tones carry into a mildly but distinctly astringent finish.
Notes: This version of the ancient Mocha-Java blend combines a genuine Java from the government estates of East Java with two different Ethiopia "natural" or dried-in-the-fruit coffees, both of which represent variations on the original Yemen Mocha component of the blend: one from the Harrar region of Ethiopia and a second from the Amaro region of southwestern Ethiopia. Formerly Coffee Klatch, Klatch Coffee is an award-winning small-batch roasting company based in the Los Angeles area whose resident barista and trainer, Heather Perry is a former United States Barista Championships. Visit www.klatchroasting.com or call 877-455-2824 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: Distinctive, complex aromatics atop a bracingly dry structure.
This review originally appeared in the January, 2010 tasting report: Fourteen Covers of a Classic Tune: Mocha Java Blends