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Green Mountain Coffee

Mocha Java

Location: Waterbury, Vermont

Origin: Yirgacheffe region, southern Ethiopia; eastern Java.

Roast: Medium

Est. Price:

Review Date: January 2010

Agtron: 50/68

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 8

Body: 8

Flavor: 8

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Delicate but rich. Distinct milk chocolate notes and hints of butter and apricot-like fruit in aroma and cup; a suggestion of earth in the cup. The chocolate carries into a clean, sweet-toned finish.

Notes:

This version of the ancient Mocha-Java blend combines a genuine Java from the government estates of East Java with a delicate wet-processed Yirgacheffe from Ethiopia. Green Mountain Coffee Roasters is one of the country’s leading specialty roasters, offering a particularly wide-ranging variety of origins and roast styles, including this blend. Visit www.GreenMountainCoffee.com or call 888-879-4627 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: A mildly earth-toned Java and a delicately sweet Yirgacheffe net a surprisingly distinct, apricot-toned chocolate sensation in this elegant version of the Mocha-Java blend.


This review originally appeared in the January, 2010 tasting report: Fourteen Covers of a Classic Tune: Mocha Java Blends

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