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  • Writer's pictureNishchay Nath

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

Pro tips:

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.


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