A classic variant of the nostalgic Monsooned Malabar coffee, Malabar Arabica is a unique light roast with taste notes very atypical of a conventional light roast.
The origin of the Monsooned Malabar goes way back to the British Raj, during which the beans were transported in clipper hulls for three months to Europe. The processing would take place naturally as the moist monsoon winds from the Arabian sea would give the beans a unique flavor and a colour.
With the advent of cargo ships, the beans no longer required three weeks to be transported thus the natural processing time was cut short and the taste was lost. But the coffee traders replicated the conditions on land and brought back a flavor what once was thought to be history.
The brew has a very earthy smell; a brilliant combination of mist, fresh leaves, caramel, malt and wine.
It has an overall great taste: really musty and damp with notes of scotch.
The coffee has a nice medium body.
Low to medium acidity, which really compliments and highlights it’s rare taste notes.
Malabar Arabica is best enjoyed without milk and pairs well with some fruity pies.