Monsooned Malabar: My New Favourite Coffee

Have you ever tried Monsooned Malabar coffee? If you want to learn more about it, head over to Good Food Revolution to read my article on its history, method of production, and taste profile.

It’s a coffee bean from the southwestern coast of India that undergoes a unique curing process that alters its flavour profile and colour (as shown below).

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A Comparison of Monsooned Malabar and Conventional Beans

The history of Monsooned Malabar is fascinating: it stars a Sufi saint, his beard, sailing ships, and of course the Malabar coast! It also highlights the ingenuity and creativity of coffee producers on the Malabar coast. Once I tasted a cup of this coffee, I was so intrigued by its flavour profile that I felt compelled to explore it further.

Part of this exploration involved a visit to Dark City Coffee Company. Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, I set off one fine Monday morning on a “mini-road trip” to the northeast of the city.

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Dark City Coffee Freshly Roasts Coffee to Order

I spent most of last Thursday night tasting and tripping on this coffee and writing a piece for Good Food Revolution chronicling my adventure. I hope some of you enjoy reading it and get to try the coffee!

A quick note: Dark City imports their Monsooned Malabar from Aspinwall Coffee, which seems to place emphasis on sustainability and has a policy in place to prevent child labour.