Thursday, November 27, 2008

mocha java coffee


Mocha-Java is a blend of
Indonesian Yemen Mocha beans and Java Arabic beans.
Their history is as rich and interesting as the coffee itself.

In the eighteenth century, coffee was only available through
Yemen or the Dutch-inhabited Island of Java,
and only to those who could afford the luxury.

Mocha is the name of the port city (Yemeni port Al Mokha)
where Yemeni beans were grown and loaded
onto ships by sailors from the Island of Java.

Stories are, that the sailors inadvertently mixed the two beans,
creating the infamous blend, while others state that the European elite
began to mix the two beans, Mocha and Java.
Whatever the case, there's no doubt the combination
yielded a premium blend, complete with a distinctive
name and even more distinctive taste.

Premium Mocha-Java blends are a
true 50/50 blend of Arabian Mocha and Java Estates,
which are quite expensive; however, to lower costs,
most blends use either less Arabian Mocha
or use an Ethiopian Mocha instead.


Mocha's unique flavor is due to several factors,
including being cultivated in the high altitudes.
The mountain air contributes to its acidic nature,
which is usually "dry processed" and produces a fruity,
acidic, wine-like taste.

Java, on the other hand,
is a more mellow
tasting coffee that balances out the Mocha.


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Everything has beauty,

but not everyone sees it.

Confucius




21 comments:

mouse (aka kimy) said...

happy thanksgiving to you and yours!

Sharlene said...

Happy Thanksgiving Big Bro and Sis! We should plan on a whole family event next year. I miss you and the holiday's are just not the same. I love you!

tut-tut said...

Happy day to you! I'm drinking a cup of coffee right now, though soon I'll be having a glass of wine, when the turkey finally goes into the oven. Cheers!

Merle Sneed said...

Best wishes to you and your family, my friend!

Squirrel said...

Happy Thanksgiving Coffee! Tomorrow I will find some Mocha Java in town and give it a try.

Today, since it was a holiday, I had a French roast from a local coffee cafe, an espresso, and a cafe au lait. (over time, not all at once.)

Megan said...

I once read a mystery novel in which part of the described decor was a "statue of a Javanese warrior." I always look up stuff like that. Yowza.

Coffee Messiah said...

kimy: Thanks and hope yours was too.

sis: Miss ya'll too and unless things get better, we'll be lucky to leave our town.

t & t: Hope yours was too and Thanks.

merle: Thanks and to yours also.

squirrel: Thanks and to ya'll too. BTW, that trio of drinks sounds good. MJ is nice and if you can mix 1/2 with some aged Sumatra, even better ; )

megan: Funny, I have a picture of a Javanese girl picking coffee.

tony said...

Happy Thanksgiving!
I bought some Papua New Guinea Coffee this week! I,ve never seen it here before.I will let you know what its like in Due Course.

Joanne said...

Hm, sounds like a good coffee to linger over with Thanksgiving leftovers.

R.L. Bourges said...

Happy Thanksgiving Dim Sum to you and yours.

Kurt said...

It was very hard to get good coffee in Egypt. The last 3 days, I stayed in a French-run hotel, and finally had some okay coffee. It's great to be back and making my own!

simstone said...

I guess that I am going to have to buy something other than standard fare coffee so I can see what I've been missing. Expand my coffee horizons.

BTW, what would it cost (US) to have a 200 page book produced with the same techniques as shown in India in the video?

Coffee Messiah said...

tony: PNG is an Indonesian coffee too and should have a very nice flavor too. Remember, if it's good and been roasted correctly, coffee should be smooth, with no aftertaste.
Hope you like it.

joanne: It's quite nice really.

rlb: Thank You ; )

kurt: There used to be a time you take your own coffee with you and not be harassed at an american airport. I brought some on my trip to germany the 2nd time in '90. Too bad we can't be "free" to do that anymore; (

simstone: I've introduced 3 people where I work to fresh coffee and now when I purchase, I have to get some for them also. And growing up here in the midwest for them, it's an eye opener. Same with real olive oil etc. It pays to expand ones horizons on most things in life, don't you agree? ; )

As for the book, it depends on what you want to do and who makes it. Are you working on one?

lettuce said...

happy thanksgiving

Squirrel said...

Mocha java: not to be confused with mochachino.

two very different coffees. which means I am off to buy the beans, not try to order a cup from a teenager. (he did mean well, but I discovered a mochachino is undrinkable.)

Do you know there's even a mochachino martini?

Absolute Vanilla (and Atyllah) said...

Wise man, that Confucius fellow :-)
Hope you had a good Thanksgiving!

Coffee Messiah said...

lettuce; )

squirrel: Oh my, if you had asked, I would have mentioned the crap-a-chino is nothing like Mocha Java coffee ; ) Besides, the chino is a sugar drink, not coffee. ; (

absolute: Thanks so much.

simstone said...

Considering it. I need more info on prices and methods.

Coffee Messiah said...

simstone: I have an email address in the profile if you want to get in touch. Good Luck, either way ; )

Squirrel said...

I asked the kid for a plain cup of mocha java-- asking him if they had that type of bean- he said yes. - then he said the chino part and I did say it was NOT a sweet or syrup, and he said Okay, and made the sweet one anyway--which I didn't discover until I had walked down to the river to drink it. yeech,

Coffee Messiah said...

squirrel: You must have been at SBs.
We had to get bagels and art supplies and went to a mall in FW and stopped at one, rather than the distant shop we know is good. I watched with dismay at how the drinks were being made and, since L wanted an americano, I noticed instead of shots of espresso and hot water, this girl went and put some sort of regular coffee in the cup then the shots. Grrrrr. And the other drinks she was making, well, she was not watching the thermometer (busy talking to someone) and stopped and poured.

You know the sleeves they put on the cup? Who needs them when the drinks are hardly lukewarm?