Tasting NotesNutmeg, Cacao, Tobacco
Recommended brew method
Some coffees are inimitable and Java is one such. No other coffee tastes like it. You either love it or hate it.
Also known as Old Brown Java, Javan coffee hails from the Indonesian Island of the same name.
Java coffee is grown on the IIjen Plateau. The ripened cherries are transported to mills quickly after harvesting where fermented pulp is washed away as part of the wet processing of the coffee. The result is a good, heavy bodied coffee with a sweet overall impression.
Java is roasted medium, bringing out a subtle acidity and flavours of nutmeg, cacao and earthy tobacco. It creates a smooth and supple cup with a lasting finish and herbaceous notes in the after-taste .
I am often asked “Mr Higgins, which is your favourite coffee?”
That question takes me all the way back to when I first Joined the company. Then I was the most junior member of staff. Though I had worked in the business before leaving school and for as long as I could remember, I was the new boy, a trainee.