Buy Six(6) of our 1kg whole bean Mocha/Java style 100% Arabica Coffee blend - medium dark roasted for an excellent and versatile coffee that can suit a varied number of brewing styles - espresso, plunger, filter, etc.
Our customers keep ranking this coffee as one of their favourites.
Mocha/Java styles are created by blending beans from particular regions and then roasting in a certain manner to achieve nice chocolate notes and lingering after-taste.
At different times of the year, we may alter the blending components of the Mocha coffee to suit the prevailing crop characteristics. As an example, we may at certain times decide to drop the Ethiopian coffees in favor of using say two difference Sumatran coffee beans in the blend.
The origin Mocha formula dates back to the origins of coffee when it was only found (or readily available) in Africa and the Dutch East-Indes trading routes that passed Indonesia.
Early roasters discovered that taking a low-acid, thick bodied coffee like the Sumatran and then mixing it with a higher acid, sweeter Ethiopian that the combination of chocolate infusion was highly beneficial and a greater flavor spectrum was created compared to the individual beans.
Those early blending styles produced a classic, timeless blend that customers absolutely love for it's rich, creamy, smooth, sweet lingering finish.
Sumatran coffee have been an important part of our Mocha blend for more than a decade.
However, Sumatra has been a challenging origin to source for quality coffees over the last 5 years. Each year it seems to get worse as demand exceeds supply.
When this situation occurs you already know what happens - prices spike and qualities can be inconsistent. Shortages of bananas and avocados - prices skyrocket.
We can't help it as it's something that affects the entire coffee industry and there is absolutely nothing that can be done to reduce the impact of price spikes.
2018 is shaping up as one of the worst seasons on record and if we did not already have thousands of customers that regularly buy our Sumatrans we would have simply switched off the product from the store to save the headaches.
Supply has dropped by literally 80% and many of the leading coffee brokers are bypassing Sumatra this season entirely.
There have also been reports of major deceptions taking place where cheap, low grade coffees from Vietnam are being passed off as Sumatrans.It's about trust and unfortunately, coffee in Indonesia is not well regarded with honesty.
Right now, it's incredibly difficult to buy a good raw Sumatran coffee. The prices being asked are ridiculous and the qualities are only average and that's when you pay the ransom.
We have holdings in our climate controlled warehouse and we are going to sit on these to hopefully ride out the year.
Sumatrans have been replaced in our Mocha blend by another origin that provides superb flavours and cup qualities.
Mocha Java, or just Mocha as it is more commonly known, has been somewhat distorted in it's interpretation over the years.
The classic Mocha Java combines a low acid, thick, syrupy toffee and chocolate cup with a contrasting fruity element that lifts and cleans the palate.
When done well the Mocha will be at times complex, rewarding and amazing.
It really comes down to the raw coffees used in this blend - some seasons or crops have exceptional Sumatrans and Ethiopians, other seasons not. When both orignis are firing it's nothing less than sensational.