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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. Housed in one of our beautiful copper caddies, it’s an impressive addition to any kitchen shelf.
Smoky & Rich
Rich, dark and beautifully smooth
For the perfect cup of Monsoon Malabar, always use fresh water, off the boil so you don’t scald the coffee. This pack contains omni-grind coffee, ground for use in any coffee making style – follow the manufacturer’s equipment instructions and adjust according to your taste. If you are using a classic 8 cup cafetiere, we suggest that you use 3 heaped dessert spoons of coffee and leave for 4-6 minutes before plunging.
Love it by Gareth Greatorex on 9th February 2017
I had this as a present for Christmas and I love it. It is a strong coffee and just tastes lovely. Lasted well in the fridge aswell (only took me 2 weeks to drink though). I highly recommend if you like stronger coffees
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The story goes that coffee was brought to India by the 17th century pilgrim Baba Budan, who smuggled seven coffee seeds out of Yemen on his return from Mecca. He planted the seeds in the lush southern state of Karnataka, the home of our much-loved Monsoon Malabar. Indian coffee tends to be sweet, creamy and low in acidity, maturing slowly in the shade to increase the natural sugars of the bean, and cultivated alongside crops of cardamom, cloves and cinnamon for a light hint of spice.
“I love a lighter roast, particularly fruitier African coffees. At the moment I’ve been starting the day with a fresh, strong cup of Kenya Peaberry – it’s deliciously sweet, like cherry jam.”- Tom, Copywriter
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