Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee is one of our Reserve coffees. This coffee from the Mavis Bank Estate has become recognized for its clean, mild, qualities and good body. The Mavis Bank Estate uses only spring water to sort the green beans, which are then allowed to age for three to four months at 3,000 feet. When the coffee beans develop a greenish blue color, we know it's ready to ship to our roaster. This 100% Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee has a wonderfully spicy aroma and light body with a well-balanced flavor. Typical soft, lush Caribbean profile, this coffee has less acidity than Kona but more complex and has a spicier aftertaste. Enjoy one of our finest coffees.
Place: Our Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee is grown at the Mavis Bank Estate – one of four certified coffee producers of Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee. Established in 1885, this estate utilizes only spring water to sort the green beans, which are then ‘put to sleep’ for 3-4 months at 3000 feet where the coffee begins to develop, becoming a greenish blue color. The coffee trees are located on the East & West sides of the mountain so that they receive only 4-5 hours of direct sunlight per day. Hence the beans mature at a much slower rate (taking 7-8 months, rather than the usual 4-5).
Profile: Light & Subtle
People: Established in the 1930’s by Victor Munn, Mavis Bank was rebuilt by his nephew Keble Munn in the late 1950’s. The Munn family still presides over the operations today, processing fruit from the original property along with fruit delivered by thousands of nearby farmers. The harvest period extends from December to May. Each tree produces only about 7 pounds of coffee annually.
Process: Due to the restricted area qualified to grow this exceptional coffee, only 4000 barrels (650,000 pounds) are produced per year. The beans are handpicked, and very limited amounts of machinery can be employed in its’ processing. Most production is by hand.
Pairings: Fresh peaches or strawberries.
8 oz: Makes approximately 25 cups of coffee
12 oz: Makes approximately 35-40 cups of coffee
16 oz: Makes approximately 50 cups of coffee
20 oz: Makes approximately 60-65 cups of coffee
32 oz: Makes approximately 90-100 cups of coffee
BREWING TIP: Use cold, filtered water and a clean machine.
GRIND only as much as you need for one cup or one pot of coffee.
CHOOSE the correct grind. Fine for espresso, medium for automatic drip, coarse for French Press.
MEASURE ground coffee to taste. Start with two level tablespoons of ground coffee per six ounces of cold filtered or bottled water.
STORE in an airtight container to protect the flavor and aroma and ensure rich, fresh tasting coffee. Do not freeze or refrigerate.
About Our Coffee
At The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®, the art of crafting the best tasting coffee requires respecting each individual roast. Knowing the specific origin and roast degree for each coffee allows for intense flavor that can be traced back to its earliest beginnings. Many coffee companies claim to search the world for the finest coffees, yet very few do. Our Coffee Master, Jay Isais, goes to the source of our coffee to guarantee it is the highest quality obtainable on earth. The partners who prepare our coffee at every level are extremely passionate people committed to providing ‘Simply the Best’ coffee to our customers. Quality has always been our No. 1 priority, and it will never be compromised.