|Roaster Location:||Branford, Connecticut|
|Coffee Origin:||Yirgacheffe region, southern Ethiopia; Mandheling region, northern Sumatra, Indonesia.|
|Review Date:||January 2010|
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