Jamaican Blue Mountain - Mavis Bank by St. Ives Coffee Roasters Review | CoffeeReview.com
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  • St. Ives Coffee Roasters

    Gainesville, Georgia
  • Jamaican Blue Mountain - Mavis Bank

Roast: NA Review Date: November 1999
Origin: Blue Mountain growing region, east-central Jamaica. Price: NA
 

Blind Assessment: Understated, barely felt dry tones animate a roundly balanced cup embellished by teasing hints of deep-toned fruit and a shimmer of flowers. In the rich, long finish the fruit modulates toward chocolate. As the coffee cools a slight flatness mars the profile, perhaps a drying fault. I evaluated this coffee mainly on the basis of its full, lovely balance when hot.

Notes: Understated, barely felt dry tones animate a roundly balanced cup embellished by teasing hints of deep-toned fruit and a shimmer of flowers. Mavis Bank is neither plantation nor farm, but a coffee mill that, like all Blue Mountain mills, buys and processes coffee from owners of surrounding small farms. Mavis Bank is the oldest and most traditional of currently operating Blue Mountain coffee mi

Who Should Drink It: It 's not too fanciful to suggest that this rich, low-toned Caribbean cup brings a bit of the luminous mists of the Blue Mountains to our often less-than-luminous winter days. And since this is winter, I 'm sure no one will let this coffee cool down enough to let that hint of hardness disturb the deep, smooth completeness of the cup.

AROMA:7
ACIDITY:6
BODY:8
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:7
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