Roast: Strong 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
Monsoon Malabar is one of Whittard's best-loved coffees. Its taste reveals the exotic intensity of its rain-washed beans. Unbelievably smooth with a spicy sweet kick, it is one of India's finest coffees.
It is a coffee steeped in legend, its flavour achieved by chance hundreds of years ago. On their journey from India to Europe in the 16th century the coffee beans were stored in the holds of ships for months. The damp, humid conditions mellowed the beans, removing their acidity and giving them a pale, heavy sweetness, which was an immediate hit with Europeans. To replicate the process today, the beans are laid out and exposed to the Monsoon storms until they are washed to a pale gold.
Monsoon Malabar is a coffee with character. Rich and dark, with a touch of spice, its strength is tempered by a beautiful mellow smoothness, making it the perfect after dinner drink.
For the freshest and best tasting coffee, please consume within 4 weeks.