A darker, rich, creamy coffee - perfect for every day .The current Arran Brew is a Monsoon Malabar, from India.
Located in one of India’s primary coffee-growing regions, Karnataka, sits the foothills of Baba Budan. Here, ECOM, one of our export partners in the region, has been working with producers since 2008 as part of their Sustainable Management Services program, helping support and source some of India’s best specialty coffee.
As part of ECOM’s Sustainable management project, coffee production in the region is conducted in a way as to not harm the wide variety of plants and animals found here. In the estates of Chikmagalur, coffee is shade-grown, most commonly under three tiers of tree canopies. This technique helps to protect the coffee plants from much needed shade from too much direct sunlight, as well as also allowing the surrounding ecosystem to continue to flourish.
‘Monsooning’ is a process unique to India, with a lengthy history and producing a distinctive, potent cup. The coffee is first selectively handpicked before being sorted for quality. The coffee cherry is placed on patios and slowly sun-dried for 6 hours a day, over 11 days. This slow drying method helps to allow for the retention of the coffee's quality and flavour. Once dried, the coffee cherry is milled, ready to begin the monsoon process.
To create the ‘monsooned’ crop, natural sun-dried green coffee is stored in open-sided warehouses on the coast, in this case in Mangalore, allowing moist tropical air from the monsoon winds to blow through the storage area. Over a 2 to 3 month period, the beans absorb moisture, lose a degree of their natural acidity and swell to around double their original size, becoming brittle and pale. The result is an earthy, pungent, low acidity cup, which is often used to add body and weight to fine espresso blends.
India - Monsoon Malabar AA ECOM
Beans: Chandragiri, Hemavathi & Selections 9 & 795
Processing: Natural processed monsoon
Altitude: 800 meters above sea level
Owner: ECOM Gill Coffee Curing Works
Region: Karnataka State
Av. Size of farm: 16 – 20 hectares
Arran Brew (Monsoon) : Terry's Milk Chocolate, and a hint of cinnamon & spice.
Flavours of Terry's Milk Chocolate with a hint of Cinnamon & Spice.
This is a dark, rich, creamy coffee - perfect for cafetiere, espresso, and filter coffee. Freshly roasted and ground to suit.