Bull Run Roasting

Mocha Java Reserve

Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Origin: Central Yemen; northern Sumatra, Indonesia.

Roast: Medium

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Review Date: January 2010

Agtron: 41/73

Aroma: 8

Acidity: 8

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Aroma and flavor display intense, pungent pine and cedar wood with soft hints of earth, cocoa and grapefruit. Balanced acidity, medium to full body. The flavor characteristics are sustained in the long, dry finish.


This moderately dark-roasted version of the ancient Mocha-Java blend replaces the Java with a particularly distinguished traditionally processed Sumatra ? Blue Batak, combining it with a genuine “Mocha” coffee from Yemen of a particularly respected regional type called Harazi. Bull Run is a specialty coffee roaster, wholesaler, retailer with a new coffee bar in Minneapolis. It is a member of 1% For Humanity, an association of businesses that donate at least 1% of revenues to nonprofit organizations. Visit www.bullrunroasters.com or call 800-481-4197 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: A deeply pungent fragrant-wood and earth-toned 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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