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Klatch Coffee

Mocha Java

Location: San Dimas, California

Origin: Southwestern Ethiopia; eastern Ethiopia; eastern Java.

Roast: Medium

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Review Date: January 2010

Agtron: 48/70

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 8

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 7

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

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