Old Brown Java
Old Brown Java, is also known as Old Brown coffee, or Old Government Java. The coffee is grown on the old colonial estates on the east end of Java Island in Indonesia. Old Brown Java was traditionally used as ballast on sailing ships travelling to Europe in the 16th and 17th Centuries, where the sea water gave the coffee a distinct flavour.
Its mild acidity, heavy-bodied taste and sweetness is still attained through a weathering 'monsooned' process which can take from 2 to 6 years.