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

OLD BROWN JAVA - Medium-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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4.8 Based on 31 Reviews
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Andrzej Z.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
After all that time, my favorite still!

Every time tend to order something different but Old Java is always there. Great on its own as well as adding character to my personal blends. Unfortunately price raised recently but most of them did.

steve g.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
My all time fa....

My all time favourite.

steve g.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Mixing it up.

For many years; decades even, this was the only type of coffee I thought deserved the name. But out of curiosity I have been mixing it recently with other coffees especially S.American ones and enjoying the results. I believe OBJ is the basis for some of the Redber blends - so you are teaching me something as well as providing lovely coffee. The search for utter perfection continues.

Bahri A.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Great taste

Easy to order and quick delivery. Old Brown Java has very nice flavour, somewhat bold but not bitter if it is made strong and black, which I prefer. I will try African coffee next time, just to try it but this Java is so good. I strongly recommend it.

Derek L.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Great taste

Good coffee loved it