ALTITUDE: 1,100 M – 1,200 M above sea level
DRY MILL LOCATION: Karnataka
VARIETAL: Kents, Catimor
HARVEST MONTHS: October to February
CUPPING NOTES: Mild Acidity, Medium Body, Dark Chocolate, Molasses, Tobacco.
The Indian Monsooned Malabar process is inspired by the long, hot, and humid sea voyages that coffee used to take from India to Europe. Once the fruit of the coffee is removed, the coffee is aged in a warehouse for up to a year, waiting for monsoon season. Once the storms begin, the warehouses are opened up and the humid winds hit the coffee, just like the old days. During this process, the coffee is constantly being raked by hand to stave off ferment or mold.