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    India Monsoon Malabar

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    Tried the India MM 3 days after roasting, stop at City roast. It was rich, full body, low acidity, fantastic aroma.


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    Re: India Monsoon Malabar

    Yep, I would say this is a stand out bean for its boldness, body and flavour punch, whilst the bitterness is strong enough to be noticed without wrecking the experience; in fact, I believe it enhances it! It also makes wonderfully rich and tanned crema. Definitely a stand out bean, especially against a most of the common variety sourced beans from southern America IMO.

    I think roasting this bean onto the darker side of the scale is the way to.

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    Totally agree with your comments about roasting into second crack.

    When this bean is under done you tend to get the strong pungent aroma and often have to leave it bagged for 2-3 weeks plus before drinking at its best...
    But take it a bit darker , the difference is amazing.

    ( I just wish* it didnt take me 1.5 kgs to work it out ....* :-/* )

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    Re: India Monsoon Malabar

    i have tried the monsoon- not sure where it was sourced though- i received it roasted- very oily, nice dark crema- great on ristretto but my experience was that it burnt when i tried to long pour-

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    Re: India Monsoon Malabar

    did a 200g roast of this last night in the behmor, took it into the first pops of 2nd to around cs9 - cs10, will give it a couple days and see what happens

    ive always had to rest this one for a couple of weeks, but have to get into this one early as im low on browns again :(

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    Re: India Monsoon Malabar

    did a 200g roast of this last night in the behmor, took it into the first pops of 2nd to around cs9 - cs10, will give it a couple days and see what happens
    This thread is a bit old so thought Id revive it...

    Phrostyboi, do you recall what settings you used for this bean and what the result was like?

    Ive just received some today and looking at a roast later this arvo.

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    Re: India Monsoon Malabar

    Ive had a bugger of a time roasting this bean. First crack seems to coast into second. Its the only bean I cant clearly ID first and second crack with. Last time I damn near made charcoal.

    Makes lovely coffee though.

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    Re: India Monsoon Malabar

    @ Dom

    Im at work right now but can check the profile settings I might have used to roast them

    Ive had the same issue with first and second crack almost together, im guessing it might be to do with the density of these beans, as to me they seem a fair bit lighter than normal non monsooned beans

    Have just checked the roast history, ive use 1 / p5 / d with 200gm and recently used 1 / p4 / d with 280gm

    both roasts turned out alright but I never took any tasting notes...

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    Re: India Monsoon Malabar

    Have just checked the roast history, ive use 1 / p5 / d with 200gm and recently used 1 / p4 / d with 280gm
    Thanks for the reply phrostybio.

    Ive been using the P4 profile a bit lately, with some good results, but have yet to try P5.

    Ill give it a go over the next few days and post my results here.

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    Re: India Monsoon Malabar

    no probs Dom, The P5 roast was july last year and the most recent one was P4

    Ive been using P4 mainly with the occasional P5 roast depending on the beans, but P4 would make up about 80% of my recent roasts if that helps

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    It's been about 2 months since I had some of Andy's MM as an SO. I roasted this on the Behmor using 1IbP2 setting for 300g and I took it well into second crack (20sec) & external cooled. It has rested for 21 days and this morning while watching the Olympics - all I can say is wow this is a beautiful intense bean that cuts milk beautifully.

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    I've found this to be a good strong pour, im principally a short black drinker, this extracts well, plenty of crema, better with age.
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    I love these beans but have a terrible time roasting them.

    I roast in the Behmor and have tried 3 different settings as follows:-
    200gms 1/2 - P2 - A (12min roast) 1st crack with 4:00 remaining on the clock and 2nd crack at 2:05 remaining (hit cool).
    Lots of smoke with 2nd crack continuing a bit. Some beans with divots/craters. About CS8.

    200gms 1 - P4 - D (23min roast) 1st crack with 10:33 remaining and 2nd crack at 9:11 remaining (hit cool). Again Lots of smoke
    and a fair bit of 2nd crack continuing. Divots/craters in some beans again. About CS10.

    200gms 1 - P5 - D (23min roast) 1st crack with 9:46 remaining and 2nd crack at 8:12 remaining (hit cool). Same result as previous
    and about CS8.

    I followed phrostyboi's settings with the last 2 roasts thinking that the slower ramp up might stop the divots/craters.
    I got about 10gms of beans with divots/craters in each roast.
    I remove and dispose these beans.

    I'm left with roasted beans that are somewhat oily, look great and taste amazing. I drink flat white's.

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    Thank you Geoff, sounds like my experience, my initial roasts were very inconsistent. I too have found that smaller roasts for longer times are the go, I will post back some times. roasting again tonight so see how we go with your settings. I too find the beans oily but A+ on look and taste. awesome crema.

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    Hello again, had a roast night last evening, 1st roast was 200gm, settings- 1/2, P2, C. to my thoughts this roast went well, very even roast CS9-CS10, very happy, 2nd roast did 200gm, settings 1,P5,D. This roast was slower and more uneven, turned out more a average CS8, time will tell in the tasting. how do you load pictures, I can post my profiles of these if someone tells me the picture post secret..i tried the button in the menu on the quick reply window but nearly had a caffeine overload waiting...

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    Yes, made it happen, 2 profile pictures attached, #1, more even roastIndian Monsoon Malabar 14-10-13, 200gm, 1.5,P2, C, CS9.JPG #2 Slower and slightly unevenIndian Monsoon Malabar 14-10-13, 200gm, 1,P5, D, CS9.JPG for what it is worth..

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    MM is one of my favourites.
    I find it easy to roast in a Coretto, 725 grams of green, 1st crack near enough spot on 12 mins, 2nd crack approx 19 mins, I stop the roast at the first signs of SC and allow it to rest for a few days before trying it, never been disappointed.
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    Thanks Yelta, Sounds interesting, obviously the Coretto roasts more in a load than a Behmor. I will post some tasting notes in a week or so.

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    I gotta say, I really don't understand why there's so much mixed feelings towards this bean throughout this forum. I've never had a bad cup/roast with it, and I love the different flavours you can hone into when roasting/extracting. I've had from a really rich chocolate extraction (which my 4yo daughter wouldn't believe was coffee!) to something resembling liquid peanut butter, to even a bit of spice.

    I roast on a Behmor, and tried a number of different profiles, but my fave at the moment (which seems to work with every bean at the moment...) is 1pd, P4, C - using slightly different masses to get slightly different flavour profiles. I also usually take this to just after second crack, maybe around 10 seconds into it and cooling with the door open (outside of course).

    I should get onto posting up a photo of my results sometime.
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