Origin: Indonesia, South East Asia
Roast: Strong Roast (5)
Summary of taste: Earthy, spicy, tobacco notes
Whittard recommends:Using an espresso machine, filter or cafetière and enjoying as an espresso
When to drink: After dinner
Old Brown Java Coffee is a coffee to be savoured like a good wine, and definitely a drink for the connoisseur.
Grown on the volcanic island of Java in Indonesia, the coffee's distinctive taste is achieved through the unique ageing process of the beans. On their journey to maturity, the beans change from green to brown, hence their name.
In the 16th and 17th centuries, the raw beans were packed as ballast in the holds of sailing ships as they carried spices to Europe. The result was a rich, full-bodied coffee bean, tempered by the wood and the salt of the sea. Today, the beans are aged for up to 5 years underground, producing the same robust full-bodied taste, with a hint of sweetness and no acidity.
Old Brown Java's intense earthiness is unique. For many, it is the only coffee to drink. Its strong, intense flavour makes it perfect for espressos, or for giving the essential kick to a cappuccino or latte.
For the freshest and best tasting coffee, please consume within 4 weeks.