Mocha Java is great for coffee drinkers that are looking for a bright, fruity, medium roasted coffee, though still simple and mild enough to satisfy most traditional coffee drinkers. A blend of Ethiopian, Mexican and Indonesian Arabica beans, it is a subtle, smooth cup with chocolaty and nutty undertones.
Some things DO stay the same Review by Jamie
In the seventies, my (now) husband and I used to walk from James Bay to the Murchie's shop on Government St. in Victoria every Saturday morning, and wait patiently while shop assistants weighed and bagged our pound of freshly-roasted Mocha Java beans. Today, their MJ blend is just as balanced and delicious (though the shopping experience is quicker and perhaps a bit less personal.) And after travelling and sampling coffees all over the world in the 40 years since, we're confident that Murchie's MJ is still up there with the best.Posted on 2020-04-22
still ''the one'' Review by Donalda
Born & raised in Vancouver, I started drinking this coffee in the 70's. I purchased my coffee at the Robson store, down from where I worked. Fast forward, I have been living in Hawaii for many years and have tried what seems like a thousand different coffee blends over the years (including some very good Kona & Ka'u coffee) On a whim I went online last week and found that Murchie's indeed still had Mocha Java and would send it to Hawaii. It arrived quickly, I made a pot yesterday not knowing what to expect. Let me say I almost cried happy tears of joy, it is still ''the one''.Posted on 2019-07-17
My favourite coffee Review by Lucia
This is my favourite coffee and I have tried various brands. This coffee is rich in flavour with a hint of mocha. What a treat to drink this coffee every morning.Posted on 2018-05-18
THE coffee blend Review by Thomas
As the original coffee blend (historically), it is well rounded, naturally sweet, with a hint of cocoa undertones. It is marvelous, and Murchies roasts the best example of the blend because of the crystal clear flavor profile they work hard to keep in the roasting process. As a Chef this is my "go to" coffee for special occasions. Thank you Murchies for your attention to detail, you are the best.....Posted on 2017-02-25
The Best Review by ME
I LOVE this coffee, Save-on only carried it a couple of weeks after I found it. so sad. I usually drink a lot of sugar in my coffee but after finding this one, I realized it was to cover up the bad taste of the coffee. This needs no sweetener. Delicious. I sometimes sneak it into the work big coffee pot. :) Save-on Please bring it back.Posted on 2016-05-20
Compliments galore! Review by Esme
I recently served the mocha java coffee (freshly ground) at a dinner party, and received a number of compliments on how fresh, flavourful, and aromatic the coffee was.Posted on 2015-12-08
Favorite coffee! Review by Digger
Excellent full bodied medium- strong coffee.Posted on 2014-03-30
Bought this coffee in Victoria. Review by Jilly
Best coffee we have tasted. We are always ordering it on line as soon as we are down to the last package. We have others hooked on it alsoPosted on 2014-02-04
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Flavour Profile Guide
Tea and coffee tasting is a very individual, multi-dimensional experience: one person’s perfect cup can be too strong or weak, too brisk or watery for the next person. At Murchie’s, we believe that the best tea or coffee is the one that YOU like the best! We use the following flavour profile guides to help compare our teas and coffees within a relative scale.
Tea Strength Ratings
This rating method indicates the strength of flavour each tea has when brewed according to our brewing guide.
|Light/Delicate: Very light in colour and delicate in flavour|
|Medium: Medium-light cup with slightly fuller cup|
|Medium-Strong: Medium-dark cup, medium body, and full flavour without harshness|
|Strong: Full body, rich cup, takes milk well|
|Very Strong: Rich, dark cup with very full, strong flavour and briskness|
We rate the flavour properties of our coffees along two dimensions: roast and body.
Roast is simply a result of how long and how hot the beans have been roasted, which can be seen in the colour of the finished bean, and typically results in general flavour traits:
|Light Roast||More acidity, brightness and a slight pucker|
|Medium Roast||Slightly richer flavours, some acidity, enhanced creaminess|
|Dark Roast||Distinctive roasted flavour, sometimes notes of toasted sugar or charcoal|
Body is the term used to describe how the brewed coffee feels in your mouth:
|Light Body||Easy to drink with little lingering flavour, ‘thin’ or ‘clean’ feeling on the palate|
|Medium Body||Heavier, creamier mouth-feel with more lingering flavour|
|Full Body||Rich, full-mouth feeling: hits all of the palate and lingers|
Tea Brewing Guide
Different types of teas should be brewed according to certain times and water temperatures to bring out their best flavours. Use this guide as a starting point, and then experiment until you find the perfect brewing method for your favourite tea.
Based on approximately one level teaspoon (2.5g) of loose tea or one tea bag per 6-8 ounce (180-240ml) cup. For stronger flavour, add more tea. Brewing for longer may increase the strength of the tea, but will likely also cause bitterness.
Brew times shown in minutes.
Coffee Brewing Guide
The simplest methods for brewing coffee are drip coffee, pour over and French press. These guidelines are a starting point; modify the ratio of coffee to water, the grind, and brewing time to your taste. If your coffee is not strong enough, increase the proportion of coffee per cup of water, grind the beans finer, or allow them to brew longer – or any combination of these factors. If your coffee is too strong, simply do the opposite.
Drip coffee or pour over method: hot water is gradually poured over coffee grounds and slowly drips through
- Fine to medium grind coffee
- 1.5 to 2.5 tablespoons of coffee per cup of water
- Coarse grind coffee
- 1 to 1.5 tablespoons of coffee per cup (e.g. 4-6 tbsp for a 4-cup French press)
- Pour about 1/3 of the water over the coffee grinds; wait about 30 seconds and then pour in the rest
- Wait 4-5 minutes, then push down the plunger to separate the grounds from finished coffee, and enjoy!