India Monsooned Malabar AA - Bodhi Leaf Coffee Traders

India Monsooned Malabar AA

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Country: India
Region: Karnataka & Kerala
Varietal: Catimor, Caturra, Kent, S795
Process: Monsooned
Altitude: 1,100 - 1,200 MASL
Cupping Notes: Earthy, Black Pepper, Dark Chocolate

Description: India is particularly well known for Monsooned Malabar, a unique coffee that was extremely popular in Europe during the 19th and 20th centuries.


The flavors of Monsooned Malabar were originally unintentional and were simply a byproduct of transporting green coffee beans to Europe. The journey from India to Europe took approximately 6 months and the coffee, which sat in the hull of the ship, would absorb moisture from the sea and the humid winds. The moisture led the beans to swell to a larger size and turn a pale beige color. The taste of the coffee became smoother, softer and fuller. 

Today, though shipping technology has advanced and now allows for the control of moisture in hulls, the demand for Monsooned Malabar remains, leading some producers to recreate the conditions of this particular coffee using special setups in their warehouses that take advantage of the monsoon winds.

*This unique coffee from India tastes like nothing else in our lineup, which we mean as both a point of excitement and a warning! If you’re exclusively a fan of flavors of really high grown beans from places like Colombia or Ethiopia, this may not be the right coffee for you. It’s a totally different experience with big robust notes. We get Earthy notes, along something reminiscent of Black Pepper, and the depth of Dark Chocolate.


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