Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Catahoula Indian Monsoon Malabar - 'Nuf Said
Monsooned Malabar is a variety of dry processed coffee beans. The beans are exposed to the monsoon winds for a period of about three to four months, causing the beans to swell and lose the original acidity, resulting in a sweet and syrupy brew. The coffee is unique to the Malabar coast of Karnataka and Kerala and has protected status under the Geographical Indications of Goods Act. The name Monsooned Malabar is derived from exposure to the monsoon winds of the Malabar coast.
The blend is heavy bodied, pungent and of monotone quality and is considered to be dry with a chocolatey aroma and a slightly sharp taste. The blend has its origins from the times of the British Raj, when, during the months that the beans were transported by sea from India to Europe, the humidity and the sea winds combined to cause the coffee to ripen from the fresh green to a more aged pale yellow.
Catahoula Coffee Company does it again. Timber - you are 'da man!
Talk about the perfect blend for "Hump Day." Indian Monsoon Malabar coffee which Catahoula describes as "heavy bodied, very low acidity and aggressively rustic."
I call it "darn good coffee!"
Have a great day!
Catahoula Coffee Company
12472 San Pablo Ave. Richmond, CA 94805
Monday - Friday
7:00am - 5;00pm
Saturday - Sunday
8:00am - 3:00pm
at 10:28 AM