Old Brown Java, is also known as Old Brown coffee, or Old Government Java.
The coffee is grown on the old colonial estates on the east end of Java Island in Indonesia.
Old Brown Java was traditionally used as ballast on sailing ships travelling to Europe in the 17 & 18 hundreds, where the sea water gave the coffee a distinct flavour
Its mild acidity, heavy-bodied taste and sweetness is still attained through a weathering process which can take from 2 to 7 years.
The green coffee beans which are milled but not yet roasted and are then exposed to the region’s moist, warm air throughout the rainy season. The ‘monsooning’ process results in a strengthening of the coffee’s taste, a weakening of the acidity. There is also a distinct colour change from the original green tint of the coffee beans to a light brown colour.
The flavour of these Arabica coffee beans is truly unique, and similar only to our Monsoon Malabar in spiciness. The musky complex aromas are matched by the rustic earthy flavour notes. The long finish and big body makes this coffee especially impressive
What can you expect from Old Brown Java?
Dark Roast; 4/5
Full Body; 5/5
Convection Roasted - Packed in 50 x 44 mm single pods individually foil packed 7 grams per pod