Green Monsoon Malabar Coffee Beans
Monsoon (monsooned) Malabar is the most famous of the monsooned coffee beans and is much sought after throughout the world. This ageing process adds a lot of spice and complexity to the bean, which is what gives the coffee its strikingly original flavour characteristics.
Monsooned Malabar is aged and dried slowly in the monsoon winds on the west coast of India. Laid in open-sided barns, the moisture laden winds from the Arabian Sea swell the exposed beans during the monsoon months of June to September.
It’s an interesting bean to roast. The ageing process means they look different in their raw form, older than the usual green beans that we see. We know it here in the roastery as “Mellow Yellow” as it’s green (raw) beans are actually yellow and not green. It’s also our second most popular coffee, so we roast a lot of it!
As with all our coffees, it can be brewed in all methods, but we think espresso is best to maintain its excellent crema.
Cup profile: Light to medium light Sweet and Fairly soft
When the beans arrive in the UK, we slow roast them meticulously in small batches until we reach the optimum roasted colours which makes the coffee appealing both to the palate and the eye.
Monsoon Malabar Arabica coffee beans are especially delicious as their light sweetness and rich body works wonders in all coffee brewers. The distinctive 'aged' spiciness is smooth and velvety, with a long and satisfying finish.
****PLEASE BE AWARE THESE ARE RAW, UNROASTED COFFEE BEANS, NOT SUITABLE FOR CONSUMPTION BEFORE BEING ROASTED ****
This is an amazing learning to roast coffee! It is the most audible coffee in the world to roast, but there is a sting in the tail. It carries on from first to second crack making a lot of noise over the whole process making it hard to quite understand where in the process you are.
Once roasted it has a tri-colour inconsistency typical of monsoon, so don't let the uneven colours make you feel your roast isn't right! Roast this by colour not by sound at the end or you won't be able to finish until its too late!! You will love roasting this exciting coffee, it blew my mind the first time I did it!