Green Old Brown Java 5.0 stars, based on 2 reviews
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By Lizzie Powell

Green Old Brown Java


£12.26

Old Brown Java coffee (also called old government java) comes from the Island of Java in Indonesia. This is a long-aged coffee, where the coffee beans are allowed to naturally age in warehouses for at least 2 years. Old Brown Java is one of the most famous and sought after of the aged coffees.

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One of our two aged coffees, Old Brown Java's story starts in the 16th century. The coffee beans were originally used as ballast in the bottom of boats and based on the colour of the beans as they aged, the sailors knew how long they’d been at sea.

Hailing from Indonesia, the Old Brown Java that I’ve picked is aged for at least two years.  A bit of a Marmite coffee – love it or hate it – you must try it. Of course, I like it, but I also like marmite. If you haven’t tried this, it’s one for the list.

Ideal to brew in a paper filter to maintain its mature flavour profile in its cleanest, purest flavour.

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.

****PLEASE BE AWARE THESE ARE RAW, UNROASTED COFFEE BEANS, NOT SUITABLE FOR CONSUMPTION BEFORE BEING ROASTED ****

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.

This is a Full-bodied coffee with a musky, earthy tobacco flavour notes and sweeter, yet still interestingly bold aroma.

Roasting Notes

This coffee is aged, so visually it is very very different, a little drier that its green friends, so a little less heat to start helps the Old Brown Java. Some roasters used to roast this within an inch of its life and produce black oily beans, thank goodness this seems to have lost fashion. Try this on its own and with Santos.

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Four years later, and after trying many of the other green coffee beans sold by Liz, this remains my favourite making a very comfortable brew for anytime of the day. The Rioja of coffees.....Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By Paul Berry
Date: Friday 26 February, 2016
I am really enjoying this curios and classic bean.
After drinking my first cup my first response was to make another! The low acidity developed through the maturing process and the thicker/broad texture make for a mellow yet intriguing cup, well suited to weekend drinking.
I couldn’t identify any highlights, but love the long clean finish.

I used medium roast, 200ml water with 1 dessertspoon per cup in the Turkish manner.
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By Paul Berry
Date: Wednesday 15 August, 2012

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