The original blend, the Mokha-Java was originally created with Yemen Mokha and estate Java as the constituents. With more options now available, this blend is generally a 50/50 blend of East African and Indonesian, sometimes with a little bias towards Indonesian (55-60%). Try 50% Ethiopian Harrar, 50% Sumatran Mandheling or Java.
- A typical blend: 60% Brazil, 20% Colombia, 20% Guatemala
- Clean and sweet: 50% Brazil, 25% Guatemala, 25% Sumatra
- More aggressive and chocolatey: 50% Brazil, 25% Sumatra, 25% Ethiopia Harar
- Dark: 40% Costa Rica, 40% Sumatra, 20% Ethiopia.
Some Melanges (a blend of coffees roasted to different degrees of roast):
- Breakfast: 25% Sumatra (Dark), 50% Guatemala (Dark), 25% Columbia (Medium)
- French: 50% Sumatra (French), 50% Columbia (Very Dark)
Particular varietal qualities that would be favourable in a filter coffee brew might overwhelm the espresso extract.
- For good body with carbony flavours and an acidy snap: 40% Columbia (Full City), 30% Mexico (French), 30% Kenya (City)
- For good body with bittersweet flavours and acidity: 60% Columbia (Full City), 40% Kenya (City)
- For nice balance, acidity and body: 60% Columbia (Full City), 40% Columbia (just past first crack)