India Monsooned Malabar coffee has something of an exotic history. The blend has its origins from the times of the British Raja; the green beans originally developed their distinctive yellow colour from being stored within the humid holds of the slow spice ships as they travelled across the oceans to deliver coffee to Europe.
Today a similar effect is obtained by storing in special warehouses in the port town of Malabar until the monsoon season comes around. The sides of the structure are then opened allowing the moist monsoon winds to circulate around the picked green beans making them swell in size and take on a mellowed, yet aggressive, musty flavour. They turn very pale in colour and become brittle. You'll get the most unusual tasting coffee that we've found so far.
The blend is heavy bodied, pungent and of monotone quality and is considered to be dry with a chocolaty aroma and a slightly sharp taste, deep, low acidity, intense spices Tobacco, almonds, peanut, musty flavours.
- Flavour 5/5
- Body 5/5
- Roast 4/5
- Acidity 3/5
individually foil wrapped, then packed 50 pods per pack.