5 lb bulk hydensity bag. %u201CMonsoon%u201D Malabar: Consumers developed a taste for this highest-bodied, lowest acidity coffee, with its characteristic earthiness and musty overtones. In the days when coffee was transported by sailing vessels, shipment of coffee from India to Great Britain and Europe took months. During these long voyages the coffee was subjected to all of the weather extremes of the tropics as well as temperate and near-arctic conditions. The alternating extreme of dampness and dryness, heat and cold, caused the beans to swell and then dry out again, resulting in a large, whitish bean that was prematurely aged. When faster means of shipment came into being, these consumers began to get coffee that they did not recognize. For this reason, growers began to %u201Cmonsoon%u201D their coffee prior to shipment by spreading the beans on the floors of shacks and huts through the monsoon season, recreating the effects formerly caused by the long ocean voyage. A very interesting and exotic coffee, Malabar would be an excellent addition to your coffee menu and can often enhance an espresso blend.