Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffees
For over a hundred years, Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee has been the world’s most prized coffee. It is a coffee of rich flavour and aroma, full body and moderate acidity, deemed by the coffee experts of the world to possess all characteristics in perfect balance in the cup.
The Blue Mountains, located between Kingston and Port Antonio, are some of the highest mountains in the Caribbean. The mountains get their color and name from the perpetually surrounding mist. The cool climate, abundant rainfall, and rich soil together make the Blue Mountains ideal for growing coffee.
To learn more, visit our Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee information page.
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What Makes a Coffee Blue Mountain Jamaican Coffee?
Only coffees certified by the Coffee Industry Board may use the “Jamaican Blue Mountain” label. In order to qualify for this label, the coffee must be grown within specific geographic boundaries, must be of a certain minimum size, and cannot exceed a specific percentage of defects. Certified "Blue Mountain Coffee" is imported only by importers authorized by the Coffee Industry Board of Jamaica.
Beware of Blue Mountain Coffee Blends
Despite these strict standards, many companies will still try to market coffees that do not meet the requirements as Blue Mountain coffee. One unfortunately common practice is to blend a small amount of Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee with lower quality beans to reduce the cost. If you see Blue Mountain coffee being sold at an unusually low price, you can be certain that it is not true Blue Mountain Jamaican coffee.
Why Buy From J. Martinez & Company?
As Jamaicans, we grew up with Blue Mountain coffee and have been keen supporters of growers and processors on our famous island. J. Martinez has been an authorized importer since 1988 and has led the call for strict labeling and strict quality control of the coffee. We take great pride in both the selection and roasting of Jamaican coffee, and we guarantee all our coffees so that you can purchase with confidence.