Old Brown Java, is sometimes called Old Brown coffee, or Old Government Java. The coffee is grown at the old colonial estates at the east end of Java Island in Indonesia. Old Brown Java was once traditionally used as ballast on sailing ships travelling to Europe in the 16th and 17th Centuries, 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 that are milled but not yet roasted are then exposed to the region’s moist, warm air right through the rainy season. The ‘monsooning’ process ends up in a strengthening of the coffee’s taste, a weakening of the acidity. There may be 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 in point of fact unique, and an identical 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.
100% Arabica beans
Smooth and spicy
Perfect for home roasting
These are raw coffee beans and want to be roasted before making coffee