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This unique coffee was created in the 16th century, when it was used as ballast in the holds of sailing ships. The conditions created from being  surrounded by wood and the brine of the sea gave the coffee a distinct flavour. Sailors also used the colour of the beans as a guide to how long they had been at sea.


Today, the beans are monsooned and held underground for 2-7 years to replicate the smoky, spicy profile. With a medium-full roast, the flavours that emerge are smoked oak, vanilla and dark chocolate coupled with a hint of liquorice.


Why not enjoy your cup of Old Brown Java with a delicious biscuit from The Northumbrian Bakehouse. You can find the full range here- The Northumbrian Bakehouse. 

Old Brown Java

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