Storehouse Coffee

Indian Malabar

Location: Hendersonville, North Carolina

Origin: Southern India.

Roast: Medium

Est. Price:

Review Date: October 2009

Agtron: 44/59

Aroma: 8

Acidity: 7

Body: 8

Flavor: 8

Aftertaste: 7

Blind Assessment:

Soft round aroma of nut and aromatic wood, with a balancing roughly musty hint. In the cup full body and notes of sweet chocolate, pungent cedar and a hint of vanilla. The chocolate turns mildly bittersweet in the finish.


Judging by the cup, this coffee is either monsooned or a blend containing a large percentage of monsooned coffee. Monsooned coffees are 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 mildly malty, musty character. Located in the Appalachian mountains of Western North Carolina, Storehouse is a roast-to-order coffee company dedicated to bringing its customers an exceptional coffee experience. Visit www.storehousecoffee.com or call 828-329-1481 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Round nut and chocolate-toned coffee, bracing black and sturdy with milk.

This review originally appeared in the October, 2009 tasting report: Something for Everyone: India Coffees 2009

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