I've always liked the taste of an espresso-ish drink - cappacinos, lattes, and the like. After starting with my french press and, much like my shaving experience, started to put some effort into the experience, I sought out some decent beans that could be had locally. I ran across a local coffeehouse that roasts their own beans.... ironcally called Roasters Coffee House. As I was in the store sampling all their regional coffee, I just couldn't make up my mind. ... and there it was.... and the answer became clear.... blended coffee! Roasters calls their mocha java blend "Moka Java".
My coffee path started with (please don't flame me) flavored coffee, because all I ever had was bad drip brew and the flavor took the edge off. Then I disocvered that coffee-flavored coffee actually tastes really good if you get good beans and brew it well. And of course I would have an espresso drink thrown in every now and then. But after a while, my coffee experience was just kinda mising something for me. I was enjoying it, but wanted something more.
I find Mocha Java to be a great compromise for me! The powdery chocolaty-ness of the yemen and sweetness of the java makes a really tasty brew, but it still tastes like good brew coffee, as opposed to an espresso drink or the flavored stuff I now detest. Just a splash of cream, and I find that really does it for me! I'm getting that "something special" out of my morning/afternoon cup of coffee now.