Monsooned Malabar by Karma Kaapi - 84 points
Review Date: July 2020
Color: 10 / 10
Aroma: 18 / 20
Flavour: 20 / 25
Finish: 18 / 20
Overall Quality: 18 / 25
Total Points: 84 / 100
This coffee has notes of dark chocolate, cacao nibs and citrus. The roaster mentions the cup profile as mellow, sweet with a chocolate note. This is a great Monsooned Malabar with an intense bitter, woody character and a slight smokiness. The cup ends with a dry finish but leaves behind a sweet aftertaste. This coffee took me by surprise for my experience with Monsooned Malabar hasn't been great historically.
Best for: Pourover, Espresso
Worst for: NA
Brew using a 1:12 ratio and bypass with 10% water to get an optimal balance
Reduce grind size till the time you hit the desired astringency but reduce the water temperature too
Final verdict: Moderately recommended.
Price: Rs 480 for 250g
Roaster: Karma Kaapi
Roast level: Light to Medium
Type: Single Origin
Altitude: 800 - 1000 m
Location: West Coast Canara / Malabar
Processing: Naturally Processed
Disclaimer: Views are personal. These reviews are based on the 100 point ratings system designed by the author.