Indian Monsooned Malabar by Julian Coffee Roasters Review |
  • Julian Coffee Roasters

    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Indian Monsooned Malabar

Roast: Medium Review Date: October 2009
Origin: Southern India. Price: NA

Blind Assessment: Smooth, rich, big-bodied, almost sugary sweet, with aromatic wood notes and a mild though distinct fruit ferment that hits raisin squarely and shades into dark chocolate. The sweetly rich finish grows very slightly tight in the long.

Notes: Monsooned Malabars are arabica coffees that, after drying inside the fruit and fruit removal, have been exposed to wet, salty winds inside special open-sided warehouses during the monsoon season. After several months of such exposure the beans swell to about twice their normal size, lose acidity, and develop a malty, musty character. Julian Coffee Roasters subtitles itself "Micro Roasted, Macro Taste," and expresses pride in its "Java for a cause" locally-focused charity and fund-raising program. Visit or call 317-247-4208 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those looking for a smooth, syrupy version of the rustically musty monsooned profile.


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