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  • Writer's pictureNishchay Nath

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

Pro tips:

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

Altitude: Various

Location: Chikmagalur, Baba Budan Giri, Manjarabad, Coord

Processing: Arabica Cherry Monsooned

Varietal: Various


Disclaimer: Views are personal. These reviews are based on the 100 point ratings system designed by the author.


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