Indian Peaberry Bold 2009-2010


Bean name Indian Peaberry Bold 2009-2010
Country India


Our friend, Fiaz Moosakutty, the farmer of our great Monsoon Malabar coffee, has come up with another treat. I'm not a fan of Indian coffees generally, so I always worry a little when sampling. However, I always keep an open mind, and when this was recommended to me as an espresso component by a top barista, I thought it worth a try. It intrigued me that he thought a peaberry would work in espresso, as I generally tend to find them a little overpowering in a blend.

A slice of humble pie for Leighton. This is earthy, rich and big coffee. There is no acidity in this one at all, just a nutty and almost cigar like taste to it. All of this is on its own; great coffee Mr Moosakutty.

Now, add it to a blend and it can calm down all of those fruit bowl coffees. Not so much that it hides them, it actually compliments them and tones down some of their huge acidity.

Cupping notes

Clean cup 6/8
Sweetness 6/8
Acidity 5/8
Mouthfeel 7/8
Flavour 7/8
Aftertaste 7/8
Balance 7/8
Overall 6/8
Correction +36
Total 87

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