Kaffe Magnum Opus
India Monsooned Malabar
|Roaster Location:||Millville, New Jersey|
|Coffee Origin:||Southern India|
|Review Date:||July 2004|
Blind Assessment: Densely but sweetly and gently pungent in the aroma. Richly low-key, heavy-bodied, with gently charred cedar notes. Just sweet and complex enough to escape inertia.
Notes: Monsooned Malabar is a fruity dry-processed coffee from India that is exposed to moisture-laden monsoon winds for three months after drying and processing but before shipping. Monsooning turns the beans puffily yellow, reduces the dry, acidy sensation, increases body, and often adds an earthy mildewed flavor to the fruity character of the original beans. Kaffý Magnum Opus is a roaster, wholesaler and Internet retailer of quality specialty coffee. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Lovers of blended scotch whiskies that preserve a touch of peat and smoke.
This review originally appeared in the July, 2004 tasting report: Daddy's Socks or Fancy Cheese: Monsooned Coffees and the Perils of Evaluation