A blend of five Arabica coffees, the Mocha Arabica combines two estate-quality Central Americans, a rare Indonesian that comes with a certificate of authenticity, a top-shelf Indian and our old friend the Colombian Supremo. We roast all the beans together, allowing them to rub against each other, absorbing each others oils and aromatics, to achieve a seamless marriage of flavours.
The Indian coffee takes the lead in this blend, with its enormous body and unique dark-cocoa flavour
and texture. And although the Nicaraguan adds to the mocha quality
of the blend, it’s a different chocolate quality; softer, with a touch of vanilla
, like comparing a dark chocolate with a milk chocolate. The blend is so concentrated that it almost, but not quite, covers up its enormous complexity
. Whereas some blends almost fly out of the cup, the Mocha Arabica definitely lives at the deeper end of the spectrum.