Not to be confused with the mocha beverage of coffee and chocolate, or the Yemeni port of Mokha and the coffee of the same name, the Moka we’re talking about is a rare, flavourful variety originally from Yemen and planted throughout Central America in experimental gardens.
In 2003, it was planted at the Pacas’ San Joaquin farm after Alfredo Pacas’ friend Dr. Gil gave him some seeds. Since the plant’s yields turned out to be very low, Alfredo ordered the removal of all the Moka.
Edwin Oviedo, the farm manager, didn’t listen and kept the trees at San Joaquin. (The other farms’ trees were sadly removed.) So Edwin became the saviour of the Moka coffee variety on the San Joaquin farm. (Side note about the virtues of non-listening; Dr Seuss who persisted to become an author after rejection from 27 publishers, or Freud who went straight back to writing after being booed off stage on his first presentation to his scientist colleagues.)
We bring you this rare Moka variety grown by the Pacas family, which we’ve come to call ‘Hundreds and Thousands’ due to its naturally tiny size. We’re thrilled to have the whole sweet harvest for the second year running. It’s only 16 kilos so best get in quick!
Must have the notes? Orange blossom aroma followed by juicy sweet orange and creamy milk chocolate flavours with a brown sugar finish.
Click HERE to pre-order for our 23/09 roast, dispatching on Thursday September 24th. 125g: $25. Special wood-block art by our artist friend Greg Harris.