Green Mountain Coffee
Mocha Java Light Roast
|Roaster Location:||Waterbury, Vermont|
|Coffee Origin:||Harrar region of eastern Ethiopia; east Java, Indonesia.|
|Review Date:||March 2008|
Delicate, gently exotic, complex profile: faintly smoky in aroma and cup, with cocoa, cedar, floral and caramel notes. Lightly syrupy in mouthfeel and bittersweet in structure. The short finish is sweetly cocoa-toned; the long gently astringent.
Mocha Java is the world's oldest blend, traditionally combining a fruity, high-grown dry-processed coffee from Yemen (originally shipped through the port of Mocha or Al Makha in southwest Arabia) with a gentler, somewhat lower-grown wet-processed coffee from Java. For thirty or forty years in the early 18th century these were the only two coffees imported into Europe, so the blend was inevitable. But despite having been created out of exigency, the Mocha-Java blend has proven to be attractive to 250 years of coffee drinkers, and is widely offered today, although the Yemen component is often replaced by a similar dry-processed coffee from the Harrar region of Ethiopia. Keurig/Green Mountain, formerly Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, pioneered single-serve capsule brewing in the United States with its Keurig brewing system, and remains one of the country’s leading large specialty roasters, offering a particularly wide-ranging variety of origins and roast styles. Visit www.GreenMountainCoffee.com or call 888-879-4627 for more information.
Who Should Drink It
Those who enjoy Highland whiskies that introduce a touch of smoke in an otherwise sweet and citrusy profile. Or those to whom that description sounds attractive.
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