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    Monsooned Malabar??

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    had a good experience with Malabar Gold in Hong Kong a year ago, just thinking maybe i can try to blend some new like Malabar Silver, brown,,,,,,hehe
    So, wonder any chance get some monsooned malabar in future polls, Andy?
    or if anyone have extra on the shelf and try to get rid of ??
    PLUS,
    need small amount of Ethiopian Yirgacheff and Sulawesi Toraja,pretty much like one Kilo each

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    Yeah it has been a while since we had a monsooned bean. I know Im out of them too even though I only use a little in a blend it still disappears.

    Ill see whats around and more importantly, whats good!

    The rest of your shopping list is sounding pretty similar to next months polls so if you dont get a PM from a fellow CSr check back at the end of this month and Im sure you find some beans that will "fit".

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    Re: Monsooned Malabar??

    Ive just checked my stock of this bean and it is real low.
    And I do love it...
    Id buy some for sure. ;)
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    Re: Monsooned Malabar??

    dont talk it up too much or you might miss out

    ;)


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    Re: Monsooned Malabar??

    If you want some extra India Monsooned Malabar Its OK, I have 50 Kg in stock !
    Indian Monsooned is a wild, exotic, and earthy coffee. a light roast a must.
    Hummm! Superb.

    Cheers

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    Thanks for your offer, "Go Barista"! :)
    but I might order some on the BeanBay tomorrow if I wouldnt miss out. BUT if it does happened just like Andy said to Rayzurhed, I think Rayzurhed might glad to pay the bill that I turn to order from your, hehe ;D ;D ;D

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    Andy,

    The latte and cap drinkers here (residents and guests) reakon its the best taste - EVER!!!

    Some call, but I kind of agree- especially in milk based drinks- its great. Good thing I decided to gamble and try it.

    Any chance of more any time soon?

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    Buying from BeanBay is hardly a "gamble", its all great coffee!

    ;)

    You wont see that particular Malabar in the next BeanBay but we will have a shot at more monsooned beans as they arrive in the country and if they are good then yes, they will be offered-up too.


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    Arent you glad I talked you into them Java? They are bloody good - very popular here too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Freeman link=1160576093/0#7 date=1163306138
    Buying from BeanBay is hardly a "gamble", its all great coffee!

    ;)
    Unfortunately great beans can have a "taste" which doesnt please everyone- a good example was the SO bean which Epic sold last month..... some (Corey, Grendel and I) loved it whilst others didnt- in fact one person even said they couldnt swallow an espresso made from that bean.

    Whilst I agree totally all your beans (well those that Ive tried so far at least) have been great some have a flavour which appeals more to my taste (and to other members of the household) than do others. Ive yet to try blending different beans to get even better flavours... using only SO at the moment.

    Gendel - thanks for talking me into this particular bean.... looks like Ill use your taste as a guide in future... our taste seems to be very similar ;)

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    Taste? Just a guinea pig am I.

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    I Have 50 Kg of malabar AA for sale. Minimum order 1 Kg

    Please PM me if you want some. I have a geat price for you. ;)

    Serge

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    Re: Monsooned Malabar??

    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Freeman link=1160576093/0#7 date=1163306138
    You wont see that particular Malabar in the next BeanBay but we will have a shot at more monsooned beans as they arrive in the country and if they are good then yes, they will be offered-up too.
    Is the Malabar from the last BeanBay THE Monsooned Malabar about which so much has been written Andy? I wasnt aware that there were several varietals that used the same tag....

    Mal.

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    Twas Indian Monsoon Malabar AA from the last Beanbay there Mal

    Lovely too as a blend 50/50 with other beans from the last BeanBay. All aged 7 days plus :-)


    Belinda

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    Re: Monsooned Malabar??

    Quote Originally Posted by MAXIE link=1160576093/0#0 date=1160576092
    had a good experience with Malabar Gold in Hong Kong a year ago, just thinking maybe i can try to blend some new like Malabar Silver, brown,,,,,,hehe

    Maxie

    In my "most humble" opinion, the Indian Monsooned Malabar, as a SO is streets ahead of anything else Ive roasted. In fact, mad as it may seem to some, Id happily drink this and nothing else forever. I find that the velvety crema goes right through the cup and it has the most gorgeous mouth feel and flavour of all.

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    Re: Monsooned Malabar??

    Quote Originally Posted by Mal link=1160576093/0#12 date=1163346812
    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Freeman link=1160576093/0#7 date=1163306138
    You wont see that particular Malabar in the next BeanBay but we will have a shot at more monsooned beans as they arrive in the country and if they are good then yes, they will be offered-up too.
    Is the Malabar from the last BeanBay THE Monsooned Malabar about which so much has been written Andy? I wasnt aware that there were several varietals that used the same tag....

    Mal.
    Woops sorry Mal, it was a little ambiguous. Yes the previous November BeanBay Monsooned bean was the Monsooned Malabar AA which so much has been written.

    I was also refering to other monsooned coffees that we have (and will) sample from India...

    Think of "monsooned" as a process not a brand name.

    Prior to the Nov BeanBay I tried 3 different "Monsooned Malabar AA" coffees, all were different and of course, that one was the best.

    In fact, mad as it may seem to some, Id happily drink this and nothing else forever.
    WOW, that is a big call El Espressio, glad it works well for you.

    It really is a polarising bean, it seems that most of the posters in this thread are in the "love camp" but I could find just as many that dont like it and cannot see the attraction to monsooned beans.

    "gotta love choice!"

    A.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corretto link=1160576093/0#13 date=1163380201
    Twas Indian Monsoon Malabar AA from the last Beanbay there Mal
    Hi Belinda,

    Yes, I knew the variety we recently had available.... I bought 5Kgs ;D. Should probably have bought 10 Kgs its that good, never mind. I guess I thought that the MM we had was THE one that everyone refers to and writes about as I wasnt aware that there were other varietals around... know about the various grades of this one though.

    Mal.
    Edit:
    Thanks Andy, didnt see your post while reading through the previous page.

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    Re: Monsooned Malabar??

    I really hope that the monsooned malabar comes back on the bean bay before I run out of the 2.5kg I bought. I have a plan though - buy as much as I can off the next few bean bays to boost my stash, thereby making the malabar less important while I trial and mess about with the new beans and different blends. Now if I can just find someone to pick up the beans in Sydney for me and bring them up, I can buy more coffee since I dont have to pay postage...

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    Re: Monsooned Malabar??

    Can someone explain monsooned to me please? This whole processing thing is fascinating.

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    Re: Monsooned Malabar??

    Lucinda,

    Theres quite a lot of things written about the origins of this type of bean (or rather the monsoon process relating to coffee).

    This is a short article that explains in briefly.
    http://www.unionroasters.com/producer1.asp?id=13

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    Thanks fatboy, thiss a good article ;)

    Serge

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    Re: Monsooned Malabar??

    Yeah - I love it and Im running through my supply swiftly.

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    Thanx fatboy, the whole site is a pretty good place to get condensed information!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by grendel link=1160576093/15#21 date=1163478680
    Yeah - I love it and Im running through my supply swiftly.
    Me tooooooo..... had to get some more!

    So 6 kg is on its way to me from Serge....

    Thanks Serge [smiley=thumbsup.gif]

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    Thankyou for that info. I have bookmarked the site to go back and read up from time to time.

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    Re: Monsooned Malabar??

    From the Indian Coffee board...
    http://www.indiacoffee.org/newsletter/2006/april/cover-story-2.html

    In his books, Kenneth Davids mentions Coelhos Gold as one of the superior brands. Their website is a bit long winded about the whole monsooning shebang.
    http://www.coelhosgold.com/processorg1.htm

    OTOH, Davids description of monsooned coffee is one of the snappiest around:-
    Monsooned Coffee, Monsooned Malabar. Dry-processed single-origin coffee from south India deliberately exposed to monsoon winds in open warehouses, with the aim of increasing body and reducing acidity


    Josuma Coffee has a link to a great article from Fresh Cup magazine about Indian Coffee, not much about monsooning. Joseph Johns would been one of the first monsoon pimps in the US speciality coffee market??
    http://www.josuma.com/documents/onward_india_article.pdf

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    Re: Monsooned Malabar??

    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
    I bought a bag of this on the reccomendation fo a friend. I was amazed at how dry it was. When roasting it comes into first crack like an explosion, I would turn the gas off completely and it would get to second crack with no additional heat, just the residual heat in the drum. I wasnt overly impressed with this as a SO, but it does oil up quicker than other coffees and adds a little sweetness when peppered through a blend.



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