Widely considered one of the best coffees in the world, if not the best, Jamaica Blue Mountain is a rich, aromatic and full-flavored coffee; tasting it is an experience that every coffee lover should have done
The fantastic taste of Jamaica Blue Mountain seems to be given by the combination of three different factors: altitude, a particular type of lava soil, loaded with nutrients, and the type of treatment to which each grain is subjected after harvest. The production hub of Jamaica Blue Mountain is of course the Blue Mountains of Jamaica, a magnificent chain that rises more than 2500 meters above sea level. The altitude, the dense coverage of clouds but on the other hand the low level of annual precipitation leads to slow down the maturation of the coffee, which in this region requires more than ten months to mature, a process that in other areas does not require more than 5 / 6 months.
The longer maturation process produces more larger grains but above all with greater complexity and concentration of flavors. Nature is not the only protagonist of this story. Another important factor, without which this coffee would not be so famous, is the role of the Jamaican government. The production and distribution of coffee are protected and regulated by the government to ensure that every coffee bean and every cup is of the highest quality.
For example, only the coffee grown between an altitude of 1000 and 2000 meters can have the name Jamaica Blue Mountain. If the plants grow between 500 and 1000 meters instead the coffee will be marketed as Jamaica High Mountain Coffee. Still, the coffee harvested under 500 meters will receive the name of Jamaica Low Mountain or Jamaica Supreme Coffee. In addition to these altitude rules, topographical parameters also ensure the quality of the coffee: only in soils with the right exposure, and with the right composition of the soil, will they be able to boast the coffee they produce with the title of Jamaica Blue Mountain, a little like our DOC wines. Another unique aspect of Jamaica Blue Mountain is that after stripping and washing, coffee is allowed to rest for six weeks, a very unusual element in the preparation process. Finally, before being allowed to export Blue Mountain, both the appearance and the taste of each individual game are carefully checked to ensure its maximum quality .