Roast: Dark Roast (5)
Summary of taste: Rich, dark and beautifully smooth
Whittard recommends: Using a filter or cafetière and enjoying black or with milk according to taste
When to drink: After dinner
One of Indias finest coffees, Monsoon Malabar is also one of the best loved of all our blends. Exceptionally smooth with a sweet, spicy kick, this coffee is unique to the lush Malabar Coast of Karnataka and Kerala, where it has protected status. Exposed for months on end, the Typica varietal Arabica beans are washed to a pale gold by the steamy storms of the monsoon season - the secret behind this coffees distinctive taste profile.
Monsoon Malabars unique process of exposure was discovered by chance back in the 16th century, as spice ships transported the beans back across the seas to Europe. Stored deep within the hold, the damp, humid conditions caused the beans to swell, neutralising any acidity and producing a deep, heavy sweetness - an immediate hit with Europeans.
Today, this coffee is drunk the world over, its beautiful mellow smoothness making it the perfect after dinner drink. Now available in one of our beautifully designed refillable coffee caddies!