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Topic: Where is the Monsooned Malabar; AA (21 msgs / 415 lines)
1) From: Dennis Parham
Just something I was thinking about... and waiting for... Where is the Monsooned Malabar AA ? I LOVE this coffee bean but Ive been waiting over a year... I've looked through our posts but no one seems to make reference of it... 
Dennis Parham
still in South Florida!
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2) From: g paris
Dennis:
howdy friend!!
email me off list, thegster
will send you some, Tom has none right now.
ginny
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3) From: Ryan M. Ward
I was wondering the same thing... I was actually talking to a friend only a few days ago about wanting to try it.
I can't wait to try the Aged Sumatra! (Only a week and a half till I place my next coffee order!!!!!!)
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4) From: Joseph Robertson
I wonder what aged Sumatra means? If I wanted to age it myself would I have
to let it get wet outdoors and then dry it?
How is this done?
JR
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5) From: Jim Couch
the "review" "article" on it in the offerings goes into pretty heavy detail
on how it is done. The Kenneth Davids (or is it Daniels) books have a short
section on how to age or monsoon your own......
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6) From: Jim Couch
Aged is just another way of saying monsooned......
It is like the malobar on steroids. an aquired taste to be sure.......
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7) From: Rick Copple
Dennis Parham wrote:
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I was just telling someone a couple days ago about this coffee, and 
realized I hadn't seen it on the list for a while. It too is one of my 
favs.
You can be sure, though, if it hasn't been on the list lately, its 
because there's not any good stuff to be found.
The Aged Sumatran, however, is good. Not as wild as the last time I 
tried it a few years ago. Others who have tried drank some of my brew 
have enjoyed it. Good coffee.
And far as do it yourself aging, I think the risk you run if you don't 
do it right is ending up with moldy, rotting coffee beans. I think you 
have to keep the environment "just right" (whatever that might be) to 
make it work.
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8) From: Joseph Robertson
 Probably means you got to take your Sumatra beans back to the source and
let the locals store them with the other monsooned beans. =))
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9) From: Joseph Robertson
Jim,
It's pretty wet here in the PNW. Not as warm and humid though as it probably
necessary. I wonder if the monsoon effect is when the beans are in the
burlap bags or if it occurs at some other point in the processing?
JR
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10) From: Joseph Robertson
Maybe Tom is watching this thread and will chime in with the facts of this
mysterious but tasty bean.
JR
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11) From: Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
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Yes - true, aged and monsooned are completely different. I think the 
review notes address this. The monsooned is in the archives, easy to 
find, under "INDIA".
We stock India Monsooned for Liquid Amber blend but we decided not to 
sell it separately. I started to feel that, outside of very specific 
uses, it's a pretty questionable coffee. I think you will see in the 
Aged Sumatra review, another post-harvest process lot where something 
is "done" to the coffee to modify the flavor, that I still find 
sweetness in it. This is a key factor in whether a coffee can be 
considered good - even if it is a rustic sweetness, that it is not 
sour, moldy, fetid etc. Those qualities have to do with nasty things 
too, such as bacteria, and are not safe. I think the monsooned we 
stock is safe. I do NOT think all monsooned coffee is safe. I have 
tested it for mold and found it in samples we have been offered. I 
have smelled pesticide spray in samples as well. This concerns me a 
lot. I think we have a good source for it, but I still feel it is a 
flavor that is hard to justify, so we just dropped it off the public 
list. I think we can sell it to you if you email us. It's a nice 
clean lot, no nasties, shipped in special jute bags.
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12) From: Jim Couch
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13) From: miKe mcKoffee
Ya know Tom, I agree and I disagree. AND it's YOUR FAULT I disagree! 'bout a
decade ago I bought some of those pale Zombie beans from some dude in Ohio
selling greens to home roasters, in this case was surprised how not green
the greens turned out to be! Now wasn't exactly my cuppa joe, but wouldn't
you know, my better half, Debi, fell in love with the stuff. As a single
origin! 
Now since entering the game professionally I'd become lax in keeping MM
roasted for home. Few months back Debi said something about it. And we all
know there are laws which state you MUST provide coffee for you wife! So
since I too had MM around for my D'Spro espresso blend I decided I'd best
CCR HT a batch for Debi. Then changed my mind and roasted in the USRC 3k for
6LB post roast and put it on the retail shelf too. Wouldn't you know, it's
gained a consistent solid following.
While I may primarily gravitate to complex coffees and can be a bit of an
acid head, bright coffees aren't for everyone! (Typed with the linger of a
Sidamo Haile Salasse straight shot still hangin' round:-) But as I posted
recently on BX MonMal is the Roger Dangerfield of the Specialty Coffee
World, no respect. Roast and pull it right and you'll have a milk chocolate
carameletto shot, and yes with a bit of Zombie funk too:-). 
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14) From: Rick Copple
Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee wrote:
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I always drank it straight up, no blending. It is a bit of an acquired 
flavor, but once you acquire it, well, its addicting. ;)
But I rarely blend. I guess I'm a "single-malt" kind of guy. I want to 
taste the uniqueness of the beans. Blending messes that up.
Not to say others shouldn't blend, mind you, but for me, I'd rather 
drink single-origin coffee. Just my preference, and the MM was one I did 
enjoy very much.
But it will be a little while before I have the money to buy more 
coffee. Hoping my last order will last me a while.
That said, it isn't a coffee you'd want to hand out as exhibit one of 
home roasted coffee to someone who's never had it before.
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15) From: Scott Miller
Only married a bit less than one year here, but THAT law must be
something spouses just naturally have. I had to "bring home the bacon"
today also.
I've heard other roasters talk about how surprised they were when MM
as a single origin roast develops a solid, loyal group of devotees....
....
cheers,
Scott
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16) From: Rick Copple
miKe mcKoffee wrote:
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Reminds me of why I loved the Java Prince as a single-origin. Something 
about that bass coffee I like. That's why I ordered recently the current 
Java offering, 5# of it, because it was like that. Not as deep as the 
Prince, but still pretty good that way.
But I know most people like to use the Prince for blends as a bass coffee.
I do like the bright coffees too. Still, the less acidic ones are like 
comfort coffee for me. Will be glad when I see the Prince return as well. :)
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17) From: Michael I
On Mar 16, 2010, at 7:31 PM, miKe mcKoffee wrote:
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Talk about no respect.  Poor Rodney -- people don't even remember his name.
-AdkMike
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18) From: miKe mcKoffee
HaHaHa! Can't believe I typed Robur, I mean Robber, I mean Rodger, I mean
Roger instead of Rodney... 
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19) From: Dennis Parham
Hahaha yeah ole Rodney!
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20) From: Ryan M. Ward
I am suddenly reminded of the cartoon he did- Rover Dangerfield... The dog with the big eyes and the tie, how gets not respect at all! Hilarious!!! 
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