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Monsoon Malabar


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The Monsoon Malabar bean is an Indian coffee that is famous for its unique and infamous style of treatment.

The deep flavours of the Monsoon Malabar are created by exposure to the warm and humid monsoon storms of India.

This process was designed to replicate the original treatment of the beans on their long voyage back to Britain in wooden sailing vessels. The original journeys accidentally imparted a wonderful deep spiciness to the coffee, which Indian growers were only too happy to replicate in the future.

This coffee contains the essence of India; caramel, spice, wood and leather contained in a strong aromatic drink that cuts through milk.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 20 reviews
Sarah Walker
The best coffee!

Everyone that comes to our house always raves about how nice the coffee is and that it’s the best they have ever drunk. We always tell them it’s because of the beans we use, absolutely the best and wouldn’t go anywhere else and the Monsoon Malabar beans are our favourite.

Divyadarshni Vadivel
Monsoon malabar

Perfect dark roast coffee - reminds me of my days in India - sipping away piping hot coffee and enjoying the rains
Freshly ground coffee , prompt delivery ! Love pollards

Alice Ditchfield

Lovely coffee with tones of chocolate and vanilla

Adam Morris
Monsoon Malabar luxurious chocolatey heaven

I have been drinking Monsoon Malabar for a long time now.
The coffee comes from Arabica beans grown in Malabar, one of the wettest regions of southern India, known for its wild monsoon season.
Once harvested, the beans undergo a ‘monsooning’ process to bring out their flavours. They are washed in fresh spring water and left to dry in the sun. Then, the beans are transported to open warehouses, where they are spread out on the floors of open warehouses and exposed to harsh monsoon winds and rain for three to four months. Exposure to these elements allows beans to soak up moisture from the monsoons, causing them to swell in size, turn from green to pale yellow hues and lose much of their acidity. Throughout this "monsooning" process, beans are also regularly raked and moved around to ensure each bean benefits from its new environment, receiving enough ventilation and soaking up plenty of moisture, while avoiding mould.
Malabar’s unique growing conditions combined with the way its speciality beans are exposed to India's monsoon winds produce a spectacular tasting coffee. It has deep, rich flavours and aromas. The roast is often described as bold, earthy and sweet, having tobacco and wood notes, as well as intense aromas of dark chocolate and nuts.
Its a fabulous bean that I heavily recommend


Another lovely coffee from Pollards and one that I will buy again and have added to my personal list of recommended coffees (there are so types many to try, that I am working my way through them!). A fairly dark roast, that produces a smooth, rich and refreshing drink, that is as perfect for morning coffee as it is for after dinner.