Monsooned Malabar AA by Naivo Cafe Coffee Roasters - 77 points
Review Date: May 2020
Color: 9 / 10
Aroma: 17 / 20
Flavour: 18 / 25
Finish: 16 / 20
Overall Quality: 17 / 25
Total Points: 77 / 100
The coffee has notes of chocolate, spices and lemon-citrus with a slight earthiness to it. The balance is more skewed towards the bitter side with a moderate to low acidity. Fairly straightforward and what I was expecting from this Monsooned Malabar. The balance needs to be paired with a heavier body either by using a metal filtering method to get an oily body or adding of milk to compliment the flavours.
Best for: French Press, South Indian Filter, Mokapot
Worst for: Pourover
Food pairing becomes an important aspect in enjoying dark roasts. Use biscuits to cut, complement, contrast and comfort with the bitterness of this coffee
Use coarser grinds for a cleaner body
Final verdict: Buy if you intend to use it with milk or a french press.
Price: Rs 300 for 250g
Roaster: Naivo Cafe Coffee Roasters
Roast level: Medium Dark
Type: Multiple estates
Location: Chikmagalur, Baba Budan Giri, Manjarabad, Coord
Processing: Arabica Cherry Monsooned
Disclaimer: Views are personal. These reviews are based on the 100 point ratings system designed by the author.