These Monsooned Malabar AA coffee beans come from India. An Arabica influenced by the humid air on the West coast of Southern India. For a mild cup of coffee with woody notes. Roasted in France. 250g coffee beans.
A Closer Look at Appellations:
This Indian Malabar coffee is a Terroir Coffee.
|A Label Coffee : a superior-quality coffee that corresponds to a certain coffee-growing region|
|A Terroir Coffee : high-quality coffee, renowned for the distinctiveness of its soil|
|A MicroLot : a terroir coffee grown on a specific plot known for its exceptional quality and specific preparation|
What Marco, Coffee Roaster at Cafés Lugat, Has to Say:
Marco* loves :
- Its earthy, smoky and woody notes
- Its monsooned process
- Its very low acidity in cup
* The XXL Coffee Roaster (Cafés Lugat)
Harvest Period: October to February
The Story of Cafés Lugat :
Lionel Lugat is the legendary coffee roaster at MaxiCoffee . Over the years, he has surrounded himself with an expert team of coffee roasters.
This coffee specialist is also a judge in the French Coffee Championships and expert columnist for our coffee company! Lionel tells the story of Cafés Lugat and his passion for coffee roasting below.
More About this Coffee :
Monsoon Malabar coffee is prepared from Arabica cherries (“cherry” refers to dry-processed coffees in India). After grading, the coffee is transported to the coastal city of Mangalore where the “monsooning” is carried out in large openwalled warehouses.
During the rainy months of June through August, the coffee is spread inside the warehouses with very good aeration and ventilation at a particular thickness so that the coffee slowly absorbs moisture. After it absorbs sufficient moisture and bloats in size, it has to be periodically bulked and bagged and stacked so as to ensure proper and uniform “monsooning”. This process has to be carried out many times during the months of the monsoon.
After September, when the rains subside and the temperatures are higher, the ghostly white and swollen beans are sent through the final grading (gravity tables and hand-sorting) in order to obtain the Malabar export quality. The farmers not only produce coffee, they also grow pepper, cardamom, and oranges. Most of the farms are 80 to 100 years old and belong to third generation growers.
Cafés Lugat boasts a team of enthusiastic young coffee roasters who select exceptional coffees and create irresistible recipes just for you. Through their range of coffee beans, ground coffees and Nespresso® compatible capsules, their mission is to bring you the unique flavour and aromas from the world's best coffee-producing areas!
Their passion for coffee has even won them awards. Marco, the brand's head roaster, was awarded the French Barista Championship title at the 2017 French Championships.
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