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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Mark R.
United Kingdom
Old Brown Java - dark roast coffee

Lacked the normal depth of OBJ and produced excessive crema.

Scott M.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Old Brown Java

Purchased to try some different, usually go for Colombia Excelso Huila - Dark Roast - decent coffee but still prefer the Colombia. Usual excellent service from Redber

Anne M.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Great coffee!

Wonderful dark mellow coffee. Great coffee from an efficient friendly supplier.

Gavin H.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Great coffee delivered quickly.

Bought my machine and coffee from Redber. Best investment through lockdown. Coffee is

Mary-lou B.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
wonderful first cup of the day, and second, and third

I really enjoyed this coffee, rich and robust with an incredible aroma