Mocha coffee bean

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

The Mocha coffee bean is a variety of coffee bean originally from Mocha, Yemen. It is harvested from the coffee-plant species Coffea arabica, which is native to Yemen. In appearance it is very small, hard, round with an irregular shape, and olive green to pale yellow in colour.[1] The Mocha coffee bean has a distinct flavor. Due to the similar name, it is sometimes confused with a chocolate-flavored coffee.

In the 17th century, the Mocha coffee bean was available only from the port city of Mocha in Yemen, shipped only after roasting to prevent propagation. Sailors arriving in Mocha were frequently traveling home to the Indonesian island of Java, and a blend of the two countries' coffees today known as Mocha Java naturally developed with the high acidity Mocha complementing the naturally rounded flavors of Java.[2]

The same Mocha Coffee Plant was brought from Yemen in 1914 and was first planted in Arehalli Village State of Mysore (Now Karnataka State) in India during the British rule. The coffee, which is grown in Arehalli from the plants that were planted from Yemen, is given another name that is "Arehalli Koffee" and it is said that Baba Budan introduced the coffee plant to India by bringing seven raw beans from the port of Mocha, Yemen.

The First Seed was brought to India was in Chikmagalur by Baba Budan & It is also said that the First Coffee Planted not the seeds were by Sir Basil Scott in 1914 in a Village called Arehalli and it was than sold to Late Mohammed Salaar & Ghulam Mohammed in 1918 according to Google Books written by Arnold Wright.

See also[edit]

Emblem-relax.svg Coffee portal


  1. ^ Ukers, William (2009) [1935]. All About Coffee. ISBN 1849028702. 
  2. ^ Mocha Java blend