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Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee is one of the most sought-after coffees in the world due to an outstanding pedigree: a single source of origin gourmet offering, Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee is grown only at high elevations by small family-run plantations. Coffee grown at a higher altitude is considered finer and ranks as the preference of choice among connoisseurs. Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee is the world’s highest mountain-grown coffee, hence its prestige and value.
Certified by the Coffee Industry Board of Jamaica, these first-class beans come from a recognized growing source in the Blue Mountain region. For more information about our supplier, please see: Blue Mountain Coffee Venture Limited.
What is the difference between Jamaica Blue Mountain No.1 and No. 2 and Peaberry "Flamstead Estate" beans?
No. 1 is the highest quality offering of the three, then No. 2, followed by Peaberry.
Species: Coffea arabica
Grade: Grade 1
Colour: A distinct blue-green
Appearance: Screen size 17/18, moisture 10-12.5%
Acidity: Medium to good
Flavour: Clean, mild, fairly good to intense aroma
Roast recommendation: City to Full City Roast. Leave the coffee to rest for two days.
For an explanation of our different roasts, see here: http://greenbeanery.ca/pages/roasting-chart
About the bean
A traditional European-style espresso and a perfect balance of bittersweet notes. Jubilee is rich in flavour with an almond colouring and thick crema.
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About the bean
Coffee in the relatively compact region of Yirgacheffe in southern Ethiopia is typically grown by small holders in "gardens" with coffee trees mixed in with other plants and trees cultivated for food and other essentials. There is little to no use of chemicals by these small holder farmers; they can't afford them, and, as such, it would be safe to assume all coffees produced by these gardens are organic.
What to expect
An excellent coffee. This Yirgacheffe offers a well-balanced cup no matter where you move on the roast spectrum. At an American (light) roast, the Yirgacheffe is particularly aromatic - fresh and fruity. Acidity for this one is high but the cup is so nicely balanced, it remains widely pleasing. We enjoyed notes of orange and peach, enhanced by a lemony caramel flavour.
At a Full City roast, the Yirgacheffe inevitably loses some of its note power but it does gain a chocolatey, brown sugar sweetness with a discreet citrus brightness that some of us preferred. Very balanced, sweet aftertaste; a wonderful morning coffee and a great pick for espresso. This bean is a gem.
Roasting recommendation: To bring out the Yirgacheffe's subtleties, roast medium. Consider blending to add nuance to other coffees. When roasted dark, it becomes sharply pungent but very thin, bereft of all its flowery and fruity notes. For an explanation of our different roasts, see here: http://greenbeanery.ca/pages/roasting-chart.