Batdorf & Bronson Coffee Roasters

Mocha Java Blend

Location: Olympia, Washington

Origin: Harrar region, eastern Ethiopia; eastern Java, Indonesia.

Roast: Medium

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Review Date: January 2010

Agtron: 48/60

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 8

Body: 8

Flavor: 8

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Intense, complex, roughly rich cup. In the aroma lush fermented fruit, moist fresh-fallen leaves and a hint of anise-like herb. In the cup the fruit ferment turns toward a minty, herb-nuanced dark chocolate or perhaps spiced apricot, with continued undercurrents of fresh earth and moist leaves. Complex, flavor-saturated finish shadowed by a very slight astringency.


This version of the ancient Mocha-Java blend combines a genuine Java from the government estates of East Java with a “natural” or dried-in-the-fruit coffee from the Harrar region of Ethiopia that closely resembles the original Yemen Mocha component of the blend. Batdorf & Bronson is a leading wholesale quality-oriented specialty roaster with operations in both Olympia, Washington and Atlanta, Georgia. Visit www.batdorfcoffee.com or call 800-955-5282 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those who want to sip on the wild side of the Mocha-Java formula.

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

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