The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
Mocha Java Blend
|Roaster Location:||Los Angeles, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Yirgacheffe region, southern Ethiopia; eastern Java.|
|Est. Price:||$12.95/16 oz.|
|Review Date:||May 2010|
Blind Assessment: Complex, rich, deep. Flowers, lemon and a crisp baker's chocolate dominate aroma and cup and saturate a long, resonant finish. Delicately rich acidity, silky mouthfeel.
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. Established in 1963, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf is a large Los Angeles-based roaster and retailer with over 700 locations in twenty countries. Visit
Who Should Drink It: The aromatic intensity of a fine wet-processed Ethiopia with a bonus richness and depth supplied by the Java.
This review originally appeared in the May, 2010 tasting report: Micro to Macro: Southern California Coffees