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Monsoon coffees, named after India's monsoon winds, involves storing coffee in open warehouses, to allow the monsoon air to circulate freely around the bags. The cherry coffee absorbs moisture from the humid monsoon wind, causing the beans to swell to nearly double their original size, causing the beans to become extremely light in weight, and causing the color of the beans to change to a pale yellow/straw or almost white color. The monsooning process takes 12 to 16 weeks.
Monsooned coffee is not organic at the end of monsooning, after the coffee is polished and graded, it is fumigated to prevent weevil attack.
Many swear by this coffee but it is not for everyone. It produces a musty, pungent cup with a complex of potent flavors and a caramel finish. Those who demand a "clean" cup should look elsewhere.For an explanation of our different roasts click http://greenbeanery.ca/pages/roasting-chart
About the bean:
A traditional European-style espresso and a perfect balance of bittersweet notes. Jubilee is rich in flavour with an almond colouring and thick crema.
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About the bean:
Ethiopia, the legendary home of the coffee plant and Africa's largest exporter, grows remarkably varied and distinctive beans. One of the very finest comes from the Yirgacheffe region -- the only coffee allowed in the palaces of Ethiopian kings. Today, this bean, which grows in high elevations under a soft canopy of native shade trees, is developing an almost cult-like following among bean aficionados. Widely recognized as one of the world's most exquisite coffees, Yirgacheffe's fragrant and flowery citrus note sets it apart from any other bean you will encounter. Many compare its rich flavor to that of burgundy wines.
To best bring out Yirgacheffe's subtleties, roast it medium. Consider blending it to add nuance to other coffees. A few like it roasted dark: Yirgacheffe then becomes sharply pungent but very thin, bereft of all its flowery and fruity notes.