Old Brown Java Coffee Beans

Also called Old Brown coffee, Old Brown Java is an aged, monsooned green coffee grown on the old colonial estates on the east end of Java Island in Indonesia. These green coffee beans which are milled but not yet roasted are exposed to the region’s moist, warm air throughout the rainy season.

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.

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