Origin: Indonesia, South East Asia
Roast: Dark 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 is the coffee of dark burgundy libraries and billiard tables. Aged over a period of five years, over which time the beans are transformed from green to brown, this is an old boys’ blend which calls for the very best Cuban cigar.
The unique ageing process was discovered in the 16th century, back when the Dutch introduced the first coffee seeds to the island of Java in Indonesia. As the spice ships carried their cargo back to Europe, the raw beans would be stored away in the hold to act as ballast. After several months at sea, the result was a robust, full-bodied bean, tempered by the wood and the brine to produce an exceptional earthiness of flavour with a hint of sweetness.
Old Brown Java’s distinct intensity of flavour makes it perfect for espressos, or as a hearty boost to a cappuccino or latte. Now available in one of our beautifully designed refillable coffee caddies!