Mocha-Java is the world’s oldest recorded coffee blend, primarily because Mocha coffees from Yemen and Java from Indonesia were the world’s first commercially available coffees. It is said that the favorite coffee of Thomas Jefferson, who is quoted as calling coffee, “the favorite drink of the civilized world,”was the Mocha-Java blend. Armeno Coffee Roasters blends Yemen Mocha Mattari and Indonesian Java Jampit Estate in a 40:60 ratio to make our version of this popular blend.
Originally, coffee from Yemen was shipped through the Red Sea port of Mocha from which the coffee derived its name. Armeno Coffee Roasters uses a Mocha from the Bany Mattar region of Yemen, the Yemen Mocha Mattari (also available from Armeno Coffee Roasters on its own), which is grown on mountain terraces. The cherries are hand-picked and dried with the fruit still attached to the bean. The beans are then dry processed. We roast the Yemen Mocha Mattari to a medium full city roast. Mattari has a unique flavor that is heavy in body with good acidity and a wonderful chocolate finish.
The Mocha is artfully balanced with our Java Jampit Estate coffee (also available separately from Armeno Coffee Roasters). Java Jampit Estate is grown on the Indonesian island of Java just west of Bali where the Dutch cultivated arabica trees early in coffee’s history. We also roast the Java to a medium full city roast to produce a sweet, aromatic and full bodied cup of coffee.
Armeno’s Mocha Java Blend
The principal behind the Armeno Coffee Roasters Mocha Java Blend is to combine coffees – whose flavors are very different – to produce the perfect cup of coffee. The fruity acidity of the Mocha energizes the sweetness of the Java, while the more full-bodied Java helps balance the unique flavor of the Mocha. The result is a wonderful full bodied blend with a natural chocolaty flavor and a smooth creamy finish. It is a favorite of our coffee roaster, John Parks, and is usually what he brews at home.
Armeno’s Mocha Java Blend is great in any brew method and makes a particularly wonderful mild espresso. How do you brew your Mocha Java Blend? Let us know. Better yet, post a fan photo of you and your friends or family enjoying Armeno Mocha Java blend on our Facebook Page.
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