Monsoon Malabar

What are Monsoon Malabar coffee beans?

A process applied to Indian coffee beans known as Monsooned Malabar involves harvested beans being exposed to the monsoon rain and winds for a period of approximately three to four months. India sees the monsoon season sweep through its western coastal-belt during the months of June to September. When the coffee beans are exposed to these elements, they swell and lose their original acidity. This results in a bean that produces a smooth brew. Having protective status under India's Geographical Indications of Goods Act, Monsoon Malabar is a coffee unique to the Malabar Coast of Karnataka and Kerala on the southwest coast of India. The name, Monsoon Malabar coffee beans are directly derived from the monsoon winds of the Malabar Coast to which the coffee beans are exposed. Chiswells of London directly import Monsoon Malabar coffee into London UK and are available online from UK supplier


What is the Process of Monsoon Malabar coffee beans?

The coffee beans arrive at the port of Malabar and are sorted by size. They are then laid out on concrete slabs in open-sided warehouses. Here they are exposed to the tropical rains for twelve to sixteen weeks. During this time they are raked meticulously and monitored closely for size, colour, and quality. The Monsooned Malabar coffee beans are prepared for export once they gain their signature pale gold colour. This process creates a blend that is heavy-bodied and pungent. Chiswells of London Monsoon Malabar coffee is considered to be dry, but with a musty, chocolaty aroma that has notes of nuts and spices. Monsoon Malabar beans are then slow-roasted meticulously in small batches until they reach optimum appeal to the palate and to the eye and are available wholesale in the UK from

Monsoon Malabar coffee works wonderfully in all brewing equipment. This includes the use of paper/metal filter brewers, cafetiere pots, espresso/cappuccino machines, and Turkish brewers.

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