Buy 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.
Important 2018 Update
Sourcing of Sumatran coffee beans is now extremely difficult. Supply has literally fallen off a cliff and what's available is both lower in quality and over the top in price.
This is a situation outside of our control and it's been building for a few years with constant tight supply constraints with Sumatran coffees in general - demand always well exceeds supply.
From May 2018 we are no longer able to use Sumatran coffees in our classic Mocha blend - otherwise the price will hike by another $5+ per kilo and we will decimate our meagre holdings of Sumtrans.
In place of the Sumatran is a coffee from a nearby origin that in our opinion offers something better in terms of cup consistency and flavor. We will still use Ethiopians to bring you a superb Mocha/Java.
It's important to understand that 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 Indonesian coffee beans in the blend, or we may substitute the Sumatran component for something nice if we have another quality coffee that is developing richer and sweeter outcomes in the cup.
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 our Sumatran coffee beans 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.
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.