Roast Coffee Pairing #18: DIY Mokha Java

Back by popular demand we are offering two coffees ideally suited for creating the OG blend: Mokha Java.  Look this blend up on the Internet for a fascinating story about how it came to be.  Now to the coffees:  Yemen Mokha Sana’ani was roasted to Full City with final thermoprobe temperature of 435 degrees and roast time of 16 minutes.  We opted for a slow finish in the profile to tame the fruity punch of this coffee.  Sumatra Takengon Classic was roasted to Full City+ with a final temp. of 444 degrees and roast time of 16 minutes.  Tom and I tasted two different ratios: 2/3 Sumatra : 1/3 Yemen yielded a very balanced cup with the solid body and rustic notes of the Sumtra taking center stage while the fruity accents of the Yemen danced in the wings.  1/3 Sumatra : 2/3 Yemen was also outstanding with the wildness of the Yemen leading the way and the slight spice of the Sumatra still evident.  This cup had a tea-like dryness and was very refreshing.

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