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Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee is one of the most sought-after coffees in the world due to an outstanding pedigree: Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee is a single source of origin gourmet coffee grown only at high elevations by small family-run plantations in Jamaica. Coffee grown at a higher altitude is considered finer and ranks as the preference of choice among connoisseurs. To this end, Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee is further distinguished as the worlds highest mountain grown coffee, hence its prestige and value worldwide.
Our Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee is certified by the Coffee Industry Board of Jamaica and comes from a recognized growing source in the Blue Mountain region of Jamaica. For more information about our supplier, please see: Blue Mountain Coffee Venture Limited.
Species: Coffee arabica
Grade: Grade 1
Crop: July 2012 arrival
Colour: distinct blue-green colour
Appearance: screen size 16, moisture 10-12.5%
Acidity: Medium to good
Flavour: clean, mild, fairly good to intense aroma
Roast: Best cup results at City to Full City Roast. Leave the coffee to rest two days
For an explanation of our different roasts click http://greenbeanery.ca/pages/roasting-chart
About the bean:
Unlike most of our coffees, which are named after the region in which they're grown, Santos is named after the port from which Brazil's famous coffees are shipped -- the beans are a blend of beans from many regions. These beans have been decaffeinated using the Swiss Water Process and are well regarded if unremarkable. The Santos Decaf Swiss Water Process yields a light bodied, low acid brew with a pleasant aroma and a mild, smooth flavor. Many will blend their Santos with pricier, more distinctive beans that retain their intense flavor even when cut with Santos.
Roast this one light.
Even though nearly 75% of Brazil's coffee farms are considered small farm plantations (less than 10 acres each) Brazil has one of the coffee industry's best, most advanced coffee processing systems. It's no wonder Brazil is the world's leading coffee producer.
Brazil Santos gourmet coffee beans are processed using the natural dry method. The coffee bean is dried inside the cherry so that some of the fruit's sweetness is evident in the deliciously tasteful brewed cup of coffee.
Santos is the port much of the coffee travels through, its not a coffee region.
Reference: Strictly Soft (SS-top grade) This is a lower grown bean, and as such, doesn't have the crisp acidity associated with denser beans. It does have a medium-toned acidity that's somewhat reminiscent of tobacco/spice on first taste, but gives way to more caramelly notes. This is definitely a sweet bean, and makes a good base for espresso.Species: Coffee Arabica