|Roaster Location:||Lexington, Virginia|
|Coffee Origin:||Harrar region, eastern Ethiopia; northern Sumatra, Indonesia.|
|Review Date:||January 2010|
Blind Assessment: Balanced notes of pungent cedar, sweet-toned chocolate and a whisper of sage in the aroma. Intense in the cup: sherry, nut, earth and a continuing dry cedary or herb-like pungency, all persisting in the long, dry finish.
Notes: This version of the ancient Mocha-Java blend combines a traditional style Sumatra in place of the Java and replaces the Yemen Mocha with a very similar "natural" or dried-in-the-fruit coffee from the Harrar region of Ethiopia. Founded in 1990, Lexington Coffee is an award winning artisan roasting company based in Virginia. Lexington's focus on fresh, flavorful and sustainable coffee explains its motto, "Uncommon and Uncompromised." Visit www.lexingtoncoffee.com or call 800-322-6505 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: A forceful cup. Will handle whiteners and sweeteners for those inclined to add them.
This review originally appeared in the January, 2010 tasting report: Fourteen Covers of a Classic Tune: Mocha Java Blends