Monsooning Old Brown Java Coffee
The monsooning of the Old Brown Java coffee beans may continue for as long as three years. The monsooning process results in a strengthening of the coffee's taste, a weakening of the acidity. There is also a distinct color change from the original green tint of the coffee beans to a light brown color.
Old Brown Java coffee is a mature coffee with a taste intended to mimic the taste of the original Java coffee that was inadvertently aged in the hulls of ships traveling to Europe in the 1700s and 1800s.
While Old Brown Java green beans are difficult to find, Indian Monsooned Malabar is a similar coffee and has seen good feedback recently.
Old Brown Java Coffee and Espresso Brewing Tips
For tips on brewing the perfect cup of Old Brown coffee see our section on coffee brewing. We also provide well-written coffee taste profiles of Specialty Coffees and easy-to-follow instructions on preparing Espresso Drink Recipes.
For espresso lovers make sure to check out Pulling A Perfect Espresso Shot as well as How to make Lattes and Cappuccinos.
For detailed definitions of coffee terminology see the Coffee and Espresso Glossary. Also check out the World's Best History of Coffee.
Green Coffee Production
|Year||60kg bags||Coffee grown|
|2016||10,000,000 bags||1,320,000,000 pounds|
|2015||12,317,475 bags||1,625,906,713 pounds|
|2014||11,418,277 bags||1,507,212,604 pounds|
|2013||11,265,194 bags||1,487,005,621 pounds|
|2012||11,518,538 bags||1,520,447,016 pounds|
Green Coffee Exports
|Year||60kg bags||Coffee exported|
Data may not be available for the most recent year.
produced 1,625,906,713 lbs
exported 1,054,083,360 lbs
That's over 65% exported!
Sounds like a lot? It's actually 8.1% of the coffee grown worldwide.
(that's 2,461 to 3,937 ft)
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