5oz. India Monsooned Malabar AA

5oz. India Monsooned Malabar AA

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5oz. whole bean coffee


What is Monsooned Malabar?!?
Whole crops of coffee cherries are sun dried, cured and sorted into 'AA' and 'A' grades, after which they are stored in warehouses until the onset of the monsoon season. From June through September, the selected beans are exposed to moisture-laden monsoon winds in well-ventilated warehouses (12 to 16 weeks time). The monsooning process involves careful handling, repeated spreading, raking and turning around in regular intervals. The beans absorb moisture and get significantly larger, turning a pale golden color. The beans swell and lose the original acidity, resulting in a flavor profile with a practically neutral pH balance.

This coffee is unique to the Malabar Coast and has protected status under India's Geographical Indications of Goods Act.

Flavor notes:
Super smooth, creamy body and very little acidity. Earthy, smoky, with strong notes of Earl Grey tea. Sweet tobacco and spicy herbal aromas.

Roast Level
Almost Dark