This is the original blend combining two of the best premium coffee beans with complementary tasting characteristics. In olden days, coffee beans from Yemen—where coffee has grown since the 15th century were shipped in the wooden hulls of sailing ships of sailors at the great Yemen port of Mocha [Mokha]. This port was one of the world’s busiest locations at the time because it was the primary sea port for the sea route to Mecca.
Many of these sailors arriving at the port of Mocha were coming home from Java Island, and so this is how the traditional coffee blend of Mocha and Java coffee beans occurred—a happy accident of history that produced this coffee blend that is still prized today as some of the best coffee.
We use estate Java and, depending on availability and quality, blend it, 50/50 with Yemen Matari, Sanani or Haraaz. The two types of coffee beans—Mocha and Java—are a natural fit, creating a complex yet well-balanced coffee blend.
The cup has lucsious, deep, smooth, earthy body, moderate acid with tastes of dark chocolate, licorice, cherry and boozy berries.