Friday 2 of December, 2022
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A Taste of India's Monsoon

As Indian culture grips Cairo, Nespresso's latest capsule makes it rain in your cup of coffee.

Staff Writer

The Indian Culture Festival transformed Cairo for the past month with Amitabh Bachchan visiting the city, Bollywood dancers showing up at the Opera House, Dandy Mall and the Pyramids and Indian street food and tea tastings delighting pallets at Azhar Park and The Fairmont Heliopolis & Towers in the last three weeks. The most glorious creation to come out of India, however, is here to stay: the taste of India comes to us in the form of the Nespresso Monsoon Malabar capule, recreating a coffee that is defined by the unique way of harvest from the South East.

The Monsoon, a period of torrential and never-ending rain in the summer months on the subcontinent, is tough on Indians but great for their coffee: the constant humidity of the monsoon winds allow for the harvested beans exposed to it to ripen in a unique way that can't be recreated anywhere else in the world. As a result, the harvested green bean turns a pale brown color in the course of the months; a slow process that is worth the wait.

Monsoon Malabar is a bean creation famous around the world and has been a coffee lovers’ favourite for centuries. Back in the days of the British Empire, the Indian bean would turn pale on its way to England via the sea. Today, the perfected bean is compressed in a Nespresso capsule as soon as it is ground, its flavour sealed in the tin shell and released upon brewing only after inserted into the Nespresso machine. Therefore, Monsoon Malabar has never been fresher and easier to make from the comfort of your home or office.

Since these beans are a rare commodity and need the course of time to reach perfection, the taste of India is available in Egypt for limited time only. To make it rain in your cup of coffee, cover yourself in the capsules full of subtle spices and chocolatey, rich flavours to enjoy Monsoon Malabar in the sun and heat of Cairo - no four month downpours necessary.

Find out more about Nespresso Monsoon Malabar and order yours here.