True Mocha Java
|Roaster Location:||Jersey City, New Jersey|
|Coffee Origin:||Central Yemen; eastern Java, Indonesia.|
|Review Date:||January 2010|
Blind Assessment: A rich and chocolaty cup. In the aroma aromatic wood and roast-tinged chocolate. In the cup the chocolate rounds and sweetens with cherry tones, then turns dry and bittersweet in the finish, enlivening a mild woody flatness.
Notes: This darker-roasted version of the ancient Mocha-Java blend is a traditional one, combining a genuine Java from the government estates of East Java with a "natural" or dried-in-the-fruit Yemen. Founded in New York City in 1920, Kobricks is a family run coffee roaster with the mission of bringing "...the simple joy of specialty coffee into the daily lives of individuals." Visit
Who Should Drink It: A geographically authentic darker roasted 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