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Malabar is a region located on the southwest coast of the Indian peninsula. The influence of sea winds gives all the typicity to this coffee.
The term Malabar "Moussonné" was coined after a transport accident. Shipments of Indian coffee beans to Europe through the Cape of Good Hope were exposed to the high humidity of the spray on this trip. Upon their arrival, however, these cafes enjoyed some success in Europe. The particular qualities of this coffee were quickly sought after.
Plain coffee is now stored in open-sided storage spaces, where it is then exposed to monsoon winds. This coffee has been carrying an official quality label for several years: the Malabar "Moussonné" geographical indication.
What is specialty coffee?
Specialty coffee is a top-of-the-range coffee known as “rare”, with unique characteristics in the world. It is cultivated in the highest altitudes of the world, in family plantations whose objective is the superior quality, signed by a manual harvest in order to guarantee the perfection of the grain. The terroir coffees are carefully sourced for the care taken by the producer, a superior manual and selective harvest, full traceability, a cultivation method and a respected and controlled treatment process.
What is the Score?
The Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) defines a high standard coffee analysis procedure to assess all the peculiarities of specialty coffee. SCA determines the value of smell, aroma, body, acidity, possible defects. A coffee is rated on a scale of 100, and must obtain a minimum score of 80 points to be able to be determined as "specialty coffee".
Specialty coffee score classes
80+: very good coffees
85+: The excellence of the specialty
88+: The Grand Cru, the Rare