California Coffee Roasters
In the aroma sweet and pungent with aromatic wood notes and a whiff of fermented fruit. In the cup nutty and sweet; the fermented fruit tones intensify as the cup cools, landing in a potentially intriguing spot somewhere between chocolate and composted apricot.
Monsooned Malabar is a fruity dry-processed coffee from India that is exposed to moisture-laden monsoon winds for three months after drying and fruit removal 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. California Coffee Roasters is an award-winning specialty wholesale roaster and Internet retailer. Visit
Who Should Drink It
Those who enjoy their brie terminally ripened.
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This review originally appeared in the July, 2004 tasting report: Daddy's Socks or Fancy Cheese: Monsooned Coffees and the Perils of Evaluation