India Karnataka Malabar 250G
Aromas of vetiver, pepper
Malabar is a region located on the southwest coast of the Indian peninsula. The influence of sea winds gives all the typicality to this coffee.
The term Malabar "Moussonné" was coined after a transport accident. Shipments of Indian coffee beans destined for Europe and passing through the Cape of Good Hope were exposed to the high humidity of sea spray during this voyage. On arrival, however, these cafes enjoyed some success in Europe. The special qualities of this coffee were soon sought after.
Plain coffee is now stored in storage spaces open on the sides, where it is then exposed to monsoon winds. This coffee has had an official quality sign for several years: the Geographical Indication Malabar "Moussonné".
What is specialty coffee?
Specialty coffee is a top-of-the-range coffee known as “rare”, with unique characteristics in the world. It is cultivated in the highest altitudes of the world, in family plantations whose objective is the superior quality, signed by a manual harvest in order to guarantee the perfection of the grain. The terroir coffees are carefully sourced for the care taken by the producer, a superior manual and selective harvest, full traceability, a cultivation method and a respected and controlled treatment process.
What is the Score?
The Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) defines a high standard coffee analysis procedure to assess all the specifics of specialty coffee. SCA determines the value of odor, aroma, body, acidity, possible defects. A coffee is rated on a scale of 100, and must obtain a minimum score of 80 points to be able to be determined as "specialty coffee".
Specialty coffee score classes
Ø 80+: very good coffees
Ø 85+: The excellence of the specialty
88+: The Grand Cru, the Rare
|Tasting note||Spicy, leather|
|Aromas||Vetiver, Pepper, licorice|
|Coffee farmer||Multiple small producers|
|Harvest period||November to February|