OLD BROWN JAVA - Dark Roast Coffee
OLD BROWN JAVA - Dark Roast Coffee
OLD BROWN JAVA - Dark Roast Coffee

OLD BROWN JAVA - Dark Roast Coffee


Full-bodied coffee with rustic, musky, tobacco flavour notes and vanilla aroma. 

The flavour of these Arabica coffee beans is truly unique, and similar only to our Monsoon Malabar in spiciness.  

What you need to know...

  • Flavours - earthy, musky, spicy, tobacco notes
  • Aroma - vanilla
  • Body - full-bodied
  • Acidity - low


Perfect for...

Espressos and milky drinks such as lattes and cappuccinos. 


Old Brown Java, is also known as Old Brown coffee, or Old Government Java. The coffee is grown on the old colonial estates on the east end of Java Island in Indonesia. Old Brown Java was traditionally used as ballast on sailing ships travelling to Europe in the 16th and 17th Centuries, where the sea water gave the coffee a distinct flavour.

Its mild acidity, heavy-bodied taste and sweetness is still attained through a weathering process which can take from 2 to 7 years. The green coffee beans which are milled but not yet roasted are then exposed to the region's moist, warm air throughout the rainy season. The 'monsooning' process results in a strengthening of the coffee's taste, a weakening of the acidity. There is also a distinct colour change from the original green tint of the coffee beans to a light brown colour.

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Roger D.
Ireland Ireland
Haven't used yet but smells

Haven't used yet but smells great!

Ian D.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Great service

Excellent service & product. Thoroughly recommend.

Steve B.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Great coffee, superb customer service and communication, would thoroughly recommend to everyone. Thank you.

Mel A.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Great tasting coffee, smooth delivery service

We always order this coffee as we love its taste in our morning and (now) also lunchtime espresso. With lockdown we are drinking twice as much but the great people at Redber came to our rescue as our stocks ran out sooner than our normal delivery slot, and sent us a new batch 2 weeks early - thank you!

Dave R.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Special instructions

Coffee good but poor delivery This is my third order in which the delivery instructions were found on the invoice within the box and therefore not visible by the postman. I had to pick up the order from the mail office which in the current climate is not a good idea