Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee
Tasting NotesCaramel, Apricot, Cream
RegionBlue Mountain, St Andrew
Recommended brew method
Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee is quite possibly the most famous coffee in the world. Because of the very limited supply and increasing demand, it comes as no surprise that this coffee continues to rise in scarcity and value.
The Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee region is an area of natural beauty and a UNESCO site. The climate of the Blue Mountains is ideal for coffee with the rich soil, frequent rainfall and misty conditions. Many Blue Mountain coffee farms are small by international standards and families have worked them for generations.
This coffee is only shipped in barrels of 15 – 70kg at a time and is an iconically recognised product.
Blue Mountain is a unique member of the Typica Arabica coffee species. The Blue Mountain arabica variety is grown in the Caribbean, East Africa and Indonesia.
For us, it has always been Jamaica Blue Mountain that epitomises the unique attributes of this special coffee variety.
This coffee is lightly roasted to accentuate its incredible quality. Subtly delicate with a very mild acidity which enlarges into a surprising fullness of flavour in the mouth. It has a wonderful balance of flavour, with sweet notes of caramel, apricot and a delicious creaminess.
I am often asked “Mr Higgins, which is your favourite coffee?”
That question takes me all the way back to when I first Joined the company. Then I was the most junior member of staff. Though I had worked in the business before leaving school and for as long as I could remember, I was the new boy, a trainee.