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India - Monsooned Malabar
Like coffee from Java, long ocean journeys brought a characteristic flavor to coffee from this region when it finally reached its destination. To replicate the results outmoded and largely unintentional process, now, when seasonal winds bring rain in the summer, coffee beans are laid out, their flavor acquiring a tangible memory of the past—a mild yet rich character that is much sought-after. The summer monsoons are also a much awaited blessing that brings fertile abundance to parched lands. Stand in the wind and rain and rejoice in its life-giving properties. Interpretation:
There are times when storms are welcome, even invited—when activity and tumult can be joyous rather than disruptive. Now is such a time. Drink in the rejuvenating rains. Rejoice.
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