Tasting Notes 

Layered aromas of strawberry, chocolate, and caramel. This powerful but elegant Mokka-Java inspired blend displays a classic, sophisticated earthiness with notes of tart strawberry and raspberry.

Background Info

Romance by Paradise is our homage to the  oldest known coffee blend: Mokka Java. Legend has it that a sailor named Adhi was one of many men who traveled on from Java to the Red Sea port of Al-Makha in Yemen, bringing coffee and spices. Upon reaching port, great care was taken to keep the coffee from Java separate from the coffee of Yemen, because the coffee from Java was very earthy and the coffee from Yemen was fruity and acidic.

Adhi would watch his coffee as it was placed on ships set for Europe. On one trip, a girl in the port stole his attention and mesmerized him. As chance would have it, he met the girl soon after returning to Al-Makha seven months later. Ameera was her name, and they fell in love. But Adhi could not stay. He promised to return and left. Ameera waited. Adhi never returned. His ship got lost at sea amid a storm. The girl was heartbroken.

With grief over a life she could no longer have, the girl took Java and Yemen coffees from the port and combined them to form a blend of beauty and complementary opposition. Today, the port of Al-Makha is in ruins, but the oldest known coffee blend still survives.


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  • Continent: Pacific & South America
  • Country: Indonesia, South America
  • Farm: Various
  • Process: Natural & Wet Hulled
  • Region: Various
  • Variety: Various

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