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India Monsoon Malabar AA Manjarabad

Cupping notes

Fresh tobacco, fine leather, cedar and an underlying soft spiciness.

Description

Monsooning coffee is a practise that goes back to the early days of trading coffee. In the early days of the British growing and shipping coffee from India, around the Cape of Good Hope to Northern Europe in 3 masted wooden East Indiamen, at certain times of year the coffee would change. This was not a short journey and would take around 6 months; in the season of the Monsoon this was ample time for the beans to absorb the additional moisture, swelling and changing character into what we know now.

Shipping gradually improved, times reduced, but the flavour was still desirable, and so the understanding of what caused these changes was adapted to replicate the monsooning in large open sided warehouses on land over the hulls of wooden ships. These days coffee is exposed over a period of 3-6 months on the west coast of India, which occurs between June/July and September.

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Origin
Process
Monsoon
Altitude
985m
Harvest
December - January
Availability
January - December
Flavour
Species
SCA score
78
Varietal

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