India Arabica Monsooned Malabar AA ASPINWALL - unroasted coffee beans - 1 kilo
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The India Monsooned Malabar is a special coffee. The origins of this coffee lie in the 17th century. Back then, raw (green) coffee beans from India were transported to Europe on wooden ships. A rather harsh sailing trip that took around six months to sail past the Cape of Good Hope to Europe. During the voyage, the raw coffee beans were exposed to the humid monsoon conditions.
As it turned out, the beans changed colour, size, texture and taste. Consequently, the coffee from India was spicier and creamier. When modern and more protective ways of transportation came along, the beans lost their unique character.
So they developed a way to mimic these characteristics in a controlled environment: during the monsoon season, the beans are stored in warehouses on the Malabar coast for about 4 to 5 months. These warehouses are partly open to allow the humid monsoon winds to blow through.
A sweet creamy coffee, powerful, and notes of spicy chocolate and nuts. Can serve as a 100% arabica substitute for robusta in blends in which you prefer not to use robusta.
Please note: this is unroasted coffee that still needs to be roasted before consumption.
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Supplier Aspinwall & Co. Ltd. is one of the first commercial companies in Malabar on the coast of South India, founded in 1867 by the legendary English trader and visionary, John H. Aspinwall.