Origin: Malabar Coast, India Body: Medium-bodied Roast: Dark Roast (5) Summary of taste: Rich, dark and beautifully smooth Whittard recommends: Using an AeroPress, Stove Top or Cafetière and enjoying black or with milk according to taste When to drink: After dinner
One of India’s 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 coffee’s distinctive taste profile.
Monsoon Malabar’s 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!
I love this coffee and always have.
It has a wonderful natural sweetness while remaining tangy and strong in flavour.
To re-emphasise a previous review - I have been a fan of strong, sweet coffee but recently decided that I needed to reduce my sugar intake - I do not need sugar in Monsoon Malabar.
Best espresso coffee found so far
17th December 2014 Posted by
Before my local Whittard closed, I was known there as ' monsoon Malabar lady'. I now order online (10*4oz and freeze) and it is still my favourite coffee.
Coffee with identity
5th May 2014 Posted by
These days I probably only drink three or four coffees on a regular basis and this is one of them. Distinctive and with a great taste of the Far East this coffee has always been a winner and can be drunk at any time of the day. A wonderful complimentary smokiness that stands out from the pack.
13th February 2014 Posted by
I love rich, dark coffees but the bitterness in coffee means I usually need two sugars. I barely even need one with this, it's got a lovely deep flavour but without the bitterness. I would definitely recommend it.
monsoon malabar coffee
6th December 2013 Posted by
Iv had my filter coffee machine for a few years now but only recently been brave enough to buy a grinder and do my own beans, so glad i have done this though and even happier to have found whittards. I had never tried the monsoon malabar beans before or even the pre ground but omg its lush its is my new favorite coffee will definitely be buying more of this :) whittards keep up the great service :)
Monsoon Malibar coffee beans
19th August 2013 Posted by
Best coffee ever! Great for bean to cup coffee machines and the aroma fills the kitchen. Wicked!
Monsoon Malaber Coffee
9th April 2012 Posted by
Has to be my favourite coffee and also a hit with family and friends. The best way to end a meal along with liqueur.
2nd April 2012 Posted by
This used to be my favourite coffee, rich and dark. Then the last two orders I found the bean drier and lighter in colour/roast with nothing of the taste I so much enjoyed for the last 6 years????????
18th March 2012 Posted by
Have been buying coffee off of whittards website for a while now, im always happy with the coffee - particularly this one, the stronger the better for me!
7th March 2012 Posted by
We buy this coffee and Cafe Francais on line now, we have been drinking these for about four years!
Wonderful coffee and excellent service from Whittards.
2nd February 2012 Posted by
This is the most beautiful tasting coffee I have ever had. I drink it all the time now.
3rd January 2012 Posted by
Having only read the previous reviews an info I ordered on a whim. The service was superb. A strong dark bean which makes richly flavoured coffee without any bitterness! My brother and I were both struck dumb by simply not having the superlatives to describe it!
If you like strong coffee this is for you! I am hoping to win the lottery and buy my own plantation. Don't think I will be drinking much else.
21st December 2011 Posted by
Quite simply, the finest coffee known to humanity. True : )
15th December 2011 Posted by
One of my all time favourites and have tried all of Whittard's coffees over the years. Don't store it in the fridge though- too much moisture! Nice dry cupboard will do!
4th October 2011 Posted by
My favourite coffee in the whole world! I have been drinking this for years and would never change to anything different. There is nothing to match it. A good, strong cup of coffee which tastes as good as it smells!
7th June 2011 Posted by
Tried all Whittard Coffees,but once we tasted the rich stimulating flavour of Monsoon Malabar,we rate it No.1,and enjoy a cup every morning and always after dinner.Coffee flavour fit for KINGS!!
12th May 2011 Posted by
Wow Wow Wow let Whittard's NEVER take away this fabulous Indian Coffee there is NOTHING to match it. Also delicious with a light sprinkle of cinamon on top of the ground beans before brewing. The only downside is it pongs to high heaven so I now keep mine inside 2 layers of clic-loc tupperware so the oils don't take over the fridge!