Monsoon Malabar, picked in the Malabar region of India, one of the wettest regions of southern India, undergoes an especially unique process to bring out the bean's fullest flavours. Straight after being harvested the Malabar beans are transported to open warehouses along the Malabar Coast, where they will be exposed to the harsh, moist winds of the area's monsoons for around three to four months. While they are stored in these open warehouses, the beans retain moisture from the monsoons and swell in size, losing much of their acidity in the process, resulting in a heavy bodied coffee that displays a wonderfully mellow flavour, with aromas of chocolate, spice and nuts. This strong coffee, unique to the coastal regions of Karnataka and Kerala, makes an excellent espresso when dark roasted, but also blends incredibly well with other varieties.
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