India has coffees with a big variation in character, Robustas as well as Arabicas.
One of the coffees in our assortment is Monsooned Malabar AA. This coffee that in the past got its character by the long time – up to half a year – it took for sailing ships from India to reach Europe, is nowadays developed in India.
Slightly fermented the beans changed colour to almost yellow and the taste became well balanced and matured during the long transport in the humid wind when stored in sailing vessels. When the shipping shifted to steamers and after the opening of the Suez-canal, the quality development on board was no longer the same, so the Indian producers tried to find a way to store and handle the coffee in order to get the same characteristics as in the past. Today the beans are exposed to the moist monsoon spread in a 20 cm high layer on the floor in open storages and regularly, every 4–5 days, turned in order to get an even transfer of the humidity. Daily handling and careful treatment is necessary to produce an even coffee quality with this very specific character that you meet in Monsooned Malabar AA.
We have the greatest respect of the more than 130 years of experience that is behind this particular and delicious coffee.
Our main supplier Aspinwall & Co Ltd has their roots in the old colonial trade. They are experts in handling and refining the coffee beans. Read more: www.aspinwallcoffee.com
Bababudan Giri Hills, overlooking Chickmagalore Town, is the birthplace of coffee in India. This mountain range with elevation of up to 1500 meters above main sea level is home to high grown Arabicas, which ripen slowly in the mild climate.
Selectively hand-picked and processed by natural fermentation, the cup exhibits full body, acidity, mild flavor and striking aroma with a note of chocolate. It truly matches any high-grown, shaded coffee in the world.
has become one of the biggest coffee-producers in the world in a few years. The biggest part of this production is Robustas and a well-known quality is Vietnam Robusta grade 2.
The cultures of the South East Asian islands are very different and so are the characters of the green coffees that originate there.
Plantation coffees from Papua New Guinea, unwashed Timor Arabicas and all the Indonesian specialities, including Aged Coffees with strong flavour and a smell almost like tar, show the many alternatives from these islands.
The Aged Coffees are among our real favourites and we have some clients always asking us to find the best of these for either being an important part of a blend, or sold as a single coffee with full aroma and heavy body. For instant Toraja from Celebes, an aged coffee that is produced by very small farmers belonging to the Toraja tribe which has an ancient very interesting culture. If you are interested: www.batusura.de
Balinese Blue Moon is a unique coffee, produced by smallholding farmers inhibiting fertile and volcanic highland in the heart of the colourful paradise island of Bali. Farming in this area, Kintamani highland, is 100% organic. Pesticides are never applied and the manure is produced within the farm from cattle, chicken and pigs. The ripe red cherries are prepared in the washed method that contributes to the clean finish in the cup. That most of the farmers grow tangerines and oranges between the coffee rows is also one of the unique factors to influence the taste of Bali Blue Moon. It has a remarkably bright and lively character it is fruity with a smooth sweetness along with a smooth, creamy body.
Much of our trade with Asia is in cooperation with European traders with long experience.
Open storehouse for preparing delicious Monsooned Malabar