Bantam’s brew coffee is our interpretation of the world’s oldest coffee blend: Mocha-Java.
Mocha and Java are two locations, not two different coffees. So Mocha, or Al Mukha, is a port on the Red Sea in Yemen where a long time ago most Yemeni and Ethiopian coffee was shipped from. That isn’t the case anymore but the name Mocha has continued with the blend. For the Mocha component of Bantam’s Brew it use Ethiopian coffee beans from the Yirga Cheffe and Sidamo areas, roasting and blending them to bring out all the subtle flavours.
Java is an island in Indonesia where a lot of coffee used to be grown. Then way back, about 150 years ago the coffee plants on Java were ruined by a ‘coffee rust’ disease and Java switched to growing tea but like Mocha, the name stuck even though most Indonesian coffee now comes from the island of Sumatra. Maybe it was a good thing that Sumatra took over from Java because the coffees from Sumatra are fantastic. Beautiful, full bodied, earthy coffee that is grown in the Lintong area near Lake Toba with a strong, sweet honey and jasmine aroma wafts up to reward my nose. It is heaven!
The beans are double or triple roasted then mixed together in just the right proportions and we all have joy in our cup.
The strength of this coffee is 4/5 in the Red Rooster range.
227g Pack of standard Coffee Available in beans or ground.
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