This Indian coffee is complicated and intense with its smoky, moist, cigar, earthy flavours adding to an already earthy and smoky bean. Traditionally a brewed coffee, it is worth trying as an espresso; if only for the complete craziness. Not to everyone's taste, but definitely an experience of a coffee.
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Monsoon Malabar is one of the most popular and well-known Indian single origins due to its unusual processing method and distinctive flavour. The beans are picked, dried, then left to age in open huts against the monsoon season Indian weather. The result is a distinctive yellow coloured bean. Monsoon Malabar (Malabar, along with Mysore, is a region) is graded in size and quality, with AA grade being the highest.
India is the 7th Largest coffee producing country in the world with most produced in the hill tracts of South Indian states of Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu. An Indian Muslim pilgrim, Baba Budan, brought the first seeds to India from Mecca (Saudi Arabia) in around AD 1600.