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.
Green Coffee Production60kg bags
2016: 10,000,000 = 1,320,000,000 lbs
2015: 12,317,475 = 1,625,906,713 lbs
2014: 11,418,277 = 1,507,212,604 lbs
2013: 11,265,194 = 1,487,005,621 lbs
2012: 11,518,538 = 1,520,447,016 lbs
Green Coffee Exports60kg bags
2016: 0 = 0 lbs
2015: 7,985,480 = 1,054,083,360 lbs
2014: 6,679,280 = 881,664,960 lbs
2013: 9,954,190 = 1,313,953,080 lbs
2012: 11,257,540 = 1,485,995,280 lbs
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)