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India Kerala Malabar

$6.99
The India Kerala Malabar is an interesting coffee. Many of you have probably not had the pleasure of sampling a coffee originating from India.  Lucky for you, my frequent travels to the country allowed me to find an outstanding Single Origin to share with you folks back home. I was drawn to this coffee because of the history. Coffee was a major export of India to European countries several hundred years ago. On the journey back home, the coffee aboard the ships would be exposed to the elements on the high seas. Exposure to light, water, and sun (among other factors) morphed the coffee into something different. Today, farmers in India replicate that process by harvesting the coffee and then allow it to sit and be exposed to the rain during the Monsoon Season. This process typically takes three to four months and alters the color of the raw coffee from green to gold, similar to that of a peanut. If you want to know what coffee tasted like in the 1700's in Europe, this bean is the closest to the real thing you will find.
Earth, Sweet Spice, Black Licorice, Raw Tobacco Roast: Medium Acidity: Low Body: Medium/Full Finish: Clean and Sweet
Country: India Region: Malabar Producer: Various Variety: Typica Process: Monsooned Altitude: Various

Customer Reviews

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J.R.
Very enjoyable

This coffee has a unique taste that I suggest others try. I had never tasted Indian coffee before and very much enjoyed it. It is not "bold" but has a distinctive richness that I love.

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S.L.
India Kerala Malabar

As always, ordering from Layne is a breeze. Coffee arrived like lightning (shipping) and delivered the thunder (flavor)! All metaphors aside, I'll be re-ordering this bean as I found it to be a nice change of pace from some of the other beans I typically enjoy. Dry cocoa powder. hints of tobacco (yay!), and some stone fruit. Really delightful.

J
J.
Something Different

I enjoyed this coffee very much from the sampler. It brewed more like a light roast in a press, with a hint of nuttiness that was engaging. Different from the other coffees, clean finish and aftertaste.

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C.B.
Been a while!

I first tasted coffee from India a few years ago and fell in love. Now the romance is back...delicious and the description is spot on, starting with earth notes. I highly recommend this coffee, rich and unique.

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J.M.
A great and unique coffee

I think this coffee has a really unique flavor and am enjoying it very much. I plan on making this a regular in my coffee rotation.



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