Get ready for an outstanding coffee from a country you might not have expected, grown in conditions you’d surely have thought awful – and yet, it’s a coffee tasters treasure. These beans come all the way from the Malabar region of India’s southwest coast.
That’s right, India grows coffee as well as tea. In fact, India ranks sixth in worldwide production of arabica coffees.
Get ready for indecipherable descriptions like “salted caramel in a cup;”… “sure to blow your taste buds away;”… “singular taste;” … “exotic.” It all boils down to this: to satisfy your curiosity, you’ll have to taste Monsooned Malabar.
The Monsooned process is unique to one Indian coast. During the summer, green coffee has to wait for further processing while being exposed to the high humidity of the monsoon season. The 3 to 4 months of humidity changes the beans – they swell and change color from green to yellow – and reveals singular aromas and flavors.
Much of the work is by hand, including several rounds of grading and bagging, and the result is a very rich cup of joe with low acidity, earthy overtones, and a rich crema.