Malabar Gold Espresso by Josuma Coffee Review |
  • Josuma Coffee

    Menlo Park, California
  • Malabar Gold Espresso

Roast: Medium Review Date: April 2002
Origin: A blend of coffees from southern India. Price: NA

Blind Assessment: In the small cup full and buttery in body, in flavor grainy, sharply malty/musty, with dry, pleasing cherry-like fruit notes. Cappuccino-quantities of milk sweeten the profile, accentuating the fruit and turning the grainy tones pleasantly nut-like. At its best in big milk, where it its fat, buttery body masters the dairy with pure weight and character rather than with bitterness. (86 straight espresso, 90 w/milk)

Notes: Josuma Coffee is a distinguished importer of India coffees. Josuma's Malabar Gold Espresso is an all-Indian espresso blend that takes advantage of the wide range of espresso- friendly coffees produced in India, including Monsooned Malabar (dry-processed arabica coffee systematically exposed to moist monsoon winds) and fine, wet-processed robustas. Visit or call 1-650-366-5453 for more info.

Who Should Drink It: Caffé latte drinkers and anyone interested in this blend's unusual character and explicit use of robustas and Monsooned Malabars.


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