Jamaican Blue Mountain Light Roast by Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Review | CoffeeReview.com
Roast: NA Review Date: January 2003
Origin: Blue Mountain district, eastern Jamaica. Price: $29.95/12oz

Blind Assessment: Reader Ben Anderson finds this Blue Mountain "phenomenal," a "yardstick example of the variety ... extremely complex and proportioned." Certainly a fine example of the Blue Mountain profile, far better than any production roast Blue Mountain I have cupped over the past few years: balanced, with resonant, bell-toned dimension and classic fruit notes of pure, essential coffee character.

Notes: Coffee from the silvery misted Blue Mountains of Jamaica is one of the world's highest priced coffees. Contemporary generic Blue Mountain is often disappointing, but this sample from Green Mountain Coffee Roasters approaches the round, resonant, big but balanced cup that helped establish the Blue Mountain reputation. Green Mountain Coffee Roasters is one of the country's leading specialty roasters, offering a particularly wide-ranging variety of origins and roast styles, including a comprehensive selection of Fair-Trade/organic coffees. Visit www.greenmountaincoffee.com or call 800-223-6768 for more info.

Who Should Drink It: Those big spenders who want to test the Blue Mountain myth against a worthy exemplar.


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