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Mocha + Java = Mocha Java

Scott Snell
No, it's not flavored coffee.

Mocha Coffee

Distinctive in both flavor and appearance, Arabian Mocha Sanani grows under harsh, primitive conditions in the arid mountains of Yemen, on the Arabian Peninsula. The mocha variety of coffee favors a terrain of low bushes on barely cultivated land, and these plants sprout miraculously from spring water oases and rock-hewn terraces — where they have to struggle to produce every single coffee cherry.

Java Coffee

Java coffee refers to coffee beans produced in the Indonesian island of Java. The Indonesian phrase Kopi Jawa refers not only to the origin of the coffee, but is used to distinguish a style of strong, black, and very sweet coffee.

Mocha Java Coffee Story

When these two coffees were first blended centuries ago, they were undoubtedly much different than what’s grown in Yemen and Indonesia today. Yet this combination of rich Mocha coffee from Arabia tempered with estate Java remains a popular blend around the world, even with beans from other regions now widely available. And it’s easy to see why when you taste the bittersweet chocolate flavor.

In fact, the word mocha became associated with chocolate because Europeans’ first experiences with cocoa, in the 17th century, reminded them of the bittersweet coffee they imported from Yemen. As with any blend, the quality of the origin coffees is everything. And in this case they’re outstanding, with a full body and rich, delicious complexity.
Scott Snell
Full-bodied, with bittersweet chocolate overtones enhancing a rich complexity.

Possibly the oldest coffee blend in the history of coffee?

Arabian Mocha Java may well be the world’s oldest coffee blend. Sometime in the 17th century, Dutch settlers in Java decided to mix mocha coffee from Yemen with locally grown beans. The legendary result has stood the test of time.

Brewing Tips

A great coffee to enjoy the original way—ground to a powder with spice—especially cardamom—and boiled to a froth with sugar. Drunk from a tiny cup, grounds and all.
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