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Climate / Geography
Arabica coffee loves the nitrogen and phosphorus-rich soil of Jamaica and nowhere else better than the steep elevations of the Blue Mountains. Located north of Kingston on the eastern side of the island, the Blue Mountains rise to elevations of 2,350 metres. The bean cultivated is mostly Arabica Typica; it thrives in the fertile, volcanic soil, regular rainfall and, most importantly, under the islands misty cloud cover, to shade it from the burning sun. All these factors combine to develop a coffee with exceptional sweetness and aroma, rich flavour, and full body with mild acidity. Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee is legally defined under Jamaican law as consisting of certain geographically defined coffee estates above 3,000 feet.
- Country: Jamaica
- Altitude: 1300
This highly distinguished estate coffee represents the very best of the Blue Mountains and is notably for its smooth, chocolatey undertones, perfectly balanced by marked raspberry highlights, and its superb finish. Peaberry beans often considered to roast better than flat berries, roasting more evenly due to their rounder shape, which minimizes sharp edges and allows the berries to roll about the roasting chamber more easily. It is also claimed that the supposed higher bean density may improve heat transfer in the roasting process creating an even more remarkable cup profile.