Indian Monsoon Malabar is a unique coffee with unmatched smoothness and a mellow flavor and mouthfeel. Notes of baker's chocolate come through predominantly and finish with mild, creamy flavor. This particular coffee undergoes a specialized monsoon process which changes it from its original form to a new size, shape and color.
The concept of "monsooning" coffee began during a time when green coffee was still being transported in the hulls of ships on voyages from India to Europe. Due to the high humidity and gusty sea breezes, the green coffee began to change in appearance by the time it reached its destination. The beans were swollen and had a pale yellow color much different from how they were originally harvested. Europeans soon discovered that the coffee had a very smooth and mellow flavor and it became increasingly popular. Today, monsooning is replicated in warehouses. Green coffee is similarly exposed to elements and then sold to roasters all over the world to reproduce the same mellow cup that started an entire movement.