Julian Coffee Roasters
Indian Monsooned Malabar
|Roaster Location:||Indianapolis, Indiana|
|Coffee Origin:||Southern India.|
|Review Date:||October 2009|
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
Who Should Drink It : Those looking for a smooth, syrupy version of the rustically musty monsooned profile.
This review originally appeared in the October, 2009 tasting report: Something for Everyone: India Coffees 2009