Known as the Rolls Royce of coffees, Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee, is also one of the rarest and is carefully protected by the Coffee Industry Board of Jamaica.
The Blue Mountains of Jamaica are located between Kingston and Port Antonio. Rising to 2300 metres they are some of the highest mountains in the Caribbean. The climate of the region is cool and misty with a high rainfall. The soil is rich with excellent drainage. This combination of climate and soil is considered ideal for the growth of Jamaican Blue Mountain Beans.
“Paw-paw with a slice of green lime, a dish piled with red bananas, purple star-apples and tangerines, scrambled eggs and bacon, Blue Mountain coffee — the most delicious in the world — Jamaican marmalade, almost black, and guava jelly.” James Bond’s breakfast in Ian Fleming’s novel Live and Let Die, 1954
In the cup this coffee has a light to medium body, silky, with a gentle bittersweet character and crisp chocolate and orange peel notes.
Region – Jamaica
Altitude – 2300 masl
Taste Characteristics: Bold, a profusion of floral notes with sweet herbal and nutty overtones
Sourced from the Jamaica Coffee Growers Association