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Willoughby's Coffee & Tea

Mocha Java Style

Location: Branford, Connecticut

Origin: Yirgacheffe region, southern Ethiopia; Mandheling region, northern Sumatra, Indonesia.

Roast: Light

Est. Price:

Review Date: January 2010

Agtron: 60/82

Aroma: 8

Acidity: 8

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 7

Blind Assessment:

Poised and balanced in aroma and cup, with cocoa-toned fruit, nut, aromatic wood, and a hint of mint-like herb. Delicately rich acidity, lightly syrupy body. The finish reveals a hint of astringency.

Notes:

This lighter-roasted version of the ancient Mocha-Java blend combines a traditionally processed Sumatra in place of the original Java and replaces the Yemen Mocha with a wet-processed or “washed” Ethiopian coffee from the Yirgacheffe region. Willoughby’s Coffee & Tea is a pioneer specialty coffee roaster recently reinvigorated and refocused on artisan roasting and an extensive collection of elite single-origin coffees. Visit www.willoughbyscoffee.com or call 800-388-8400 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: The crisp flavor of coffee fruit dominates in this light-roasted, rather delicate 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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