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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Susan W.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Very good

Great coffee and great customer services

Mike P.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Lovely Dark Coffee

I love this coffee, great earthy taste and I’ll be buying more.

Peter H.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Old Brown Java

Excellent coffee highly recommended

Jonathan F.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Not my bag, but some will love it.

Perhaps unfair to give this a 3* review as the detail did say this was a strong flavoured coffee, however it is just a tad too strongly flavoured for us. Slightly bitter, with a musky undertone, it packs a punch but it just didn't hit the spot for my wife and I. I may blend these beans with something a little lighter to just take the edge off, however if you like a strong coffee, this may be for you.

Paul A.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Old brown java

Very nice coffee reorders bigger one