A classic variant of the nostalgic Monsooned Malabar coffee, this coffee is a unique light roast with taste notes very atypical of a conventional light roast.
Malabar Arabica is best enjoyed without milk! As any light roast, make sure not to use it for milk-based coffee recipes. Have it as a shot of Espresso or a nice, long Pour-Over. It pairs well with fruity, baked treats.
The origin of the Malabar Monsooned goes way back to the British Raj, during which coffee beans were transported in hulls of clipper ships to Europe. This journey took about three months. The transformation would take place naturally, as the humid monsoon winds from the Arabian sea would give the beans a unique flavour and a colour. With the advent of faster cargo ships, the beans no longer had time to transform on the journey, thus the natural processing time was cut short and the taste was lost. But now, coffee traders replicated the conditions on land, and brought back a flavour that once was thought to be lost in history.