|Roaster Location:||Ozone Park, New York|
|Review Date:||January 1998|
Blind Assessment: A rather rough ride. The first impression is complex, but not entirely pleasantly so: a hard, ropey sensation sits on the profile. Behind and around the hard center a bracing, fruity richness opens, but we never get completely out from under the hardness, which, among other things, seems to depress the sweetness in the fruit.
Notes: The first impression is complex, but the profile is somewhat rough with a hard, ropey sensation which depresses the sweetness in the fruit. This blend takes the name literally. The "Mocha" is an authentic Yemen Mocha; the "Java" a wet-processed government estate Java. Dallis Bros. is a family owned business that is both wholesale roaster and importer of fine specialty coffee, and has long occupied a leadership position in the specialty industry. Visit ww.dalliscoffee.com or call 800-424-4252 for more info.
Who Should Drink It: Those who find a little discomfort makes the comfortable part of the trip more exciting.
This review originally appeared in the January, 1998 tasting report: Mocha-Java Blends