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MONSOONED MALABAR AA - Dark Roast Coffee

SKU ORI-MOMADA-BE250
by Redber
234 reviews
Original price £6.00 - Original price £171.50
Original price
£6.00
£6.00 - £171.50
Current price £6.00
Grind: Beans
Weight: 250g

Rich, smoky and earthy coffee with a monotone smoothness and a sweet spicy kick. 

What you need to know...

  • Flavours - earthy, spicy, smoky
  • Aroma - spicy
  • Body - medium / full
  • Acidity - medium

Perfect for...

Espresso, americano, filter coffee.

The finer details... 

  • Origin: India 
  • Region: South India - Karnataka, Western Ghats
  • Altitude: 1,100 -1,200 m above the sea level
  • Variety: Kents, S.795, Catimor, Selection 9
  • Harvest Period: October - February
  • Processed Method: Dry Processed, Monsooned

Commercial cultivation of coffee in India began in 1840 when the British established coffee plantations throughout the mountains of Southern India. They found the tropical climate, high altitude, sunny slopes, ample rainfall, soil rich in humus content, and well drained sub soil ideal for coffee cultivation.

Indian coffee was historically shipped to Europe in wooden sailing vessels, taking four to six months to sail around the Cape of Good Hope before reaching their destinations. Coffee, stored below the water line and kept in a humid atmosphere by moisture seeping through the wood, underwent a form of treatment on its long voyage to market.  When the coffee reached Europe, its colour had changed from bright green to pale gold and its new crop acidity had disappeared. This "Monsooning" process was later systematically replicated in India with the goal to consistently reproduce the familiar flavor from the historic voyages to the European ports.

The Monsooning process consists of exposing natural coffee beans in layers of 4-6 inch thickness to moisture-laden Monsoon winds in a well ventilated brick or concrete-floored warehouse. This process is carried out on the West Coast of India, making use of the winds from the Arabian Sea during the Southwest Monsoon months of June through September.

The processing begins with top grade beans, Arabica Cherry-AB, that has already been processed by the dry method. To equalise moisture absorption, the beans are raked frequently, followed by bulking and re-bagging at regular intervals. At the end of the monsoon season, this coffee is re-bulked, graded again, bagged and moved to a drier region for longer-term storage. In this 12-16 week process the beans absorb moisture in stages, swelling to nearly twice their original size and developing colours ranging from pale gold to light brown. The resulting coffee has a monotone smoothness with a sweet spicy kick. One of our best-loved and exotic coffees. 

Customer Reviews
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TL
07/08/2022
Tim L.
United Kingdom

Good service

Have used Redbers for over two years now and have found them to be an excellent company. Great coffee at good prices, always delivered in quick time.

JE
02/08/2022
Julian E.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Delights of the Monsoon

Very fine coffee. Excellent service. My only concern is that I seem to be drinking more ...

RM
02/08/2022
Richard M.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

High quality coffee and service

A reliable source of high quality coffee well packed and efficiently supplied.

AS
02/07/2022
Anne S.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Still getting to know you

a little too mild alone but good mixed with a darker, coarser coffee.

BS
15/06/2022
Brian S.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Monsooned Malabar coffee dark roast

Excellent product delivered on a timely basis