Indian Monsooned Malabar
Monsooned Malabar is a unique coffee to the Malabar Coast of Karnataka and Kerala, south-west India. Its name derives from the unusual way that the coffee is processed and has been protected under the Geographical Indications of Goods Act.
The history of Monsooned Malabar coffee is as exotic as the coffee itself. The green beans originally developed their distinctive yellow colour from being stored within the humid holds of the slow spice boats as they delivered coffee to Europe. Today a similar effect is obtained by storing the beans in open warehouses and exposing them to the monsoon winds of the Malabar Coast. The beans are exposed to the winds from June to September, allowing the beans to absorb moisture and get significantly larger, turning to a pale golden colour. The exposure causes the beans to lose their original acidity resulting in a sweet syrupy brew.
The coffee is grown and processed by the Badra Estate, established in 1943. The estate has been family managed by three generations since then.
Exposure to the monsoon winds results in a very smooth, sweet and creamy cup of coffee. It has a full body with little acidity and notes of earthy spices and vanilla throughout.
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