Jamaica Blue Mountain - Proprietor's Choice, 2002-03 Crop by Old Tavern Estate Review | CoffeeReview.com
  • Old Tavern Estate

    Green Hills, Portland, Jamaica
  • Jamaica Blue Mountain - Proprietor's Choice, 2002-03 Crop

Roast: Medium Review Date: March 2003
Origin: Blue Mountain growing region, eastern Jamaica. Price: $19.95/8oz

Blind Assessment: Full body and sweet, voluptuously rounded acidity. Low-toned, symphonically complex fruit suggests melon in aroma, spicy apricot in cup and finish. A slight hint of mustiness is coiled inside the richness, modestly lowering my rating of this otherwise classic Blue Mountain cup.

Notes: Old Tavern Estate is one of a handful of farms in the Blue Mountain district permitted by the Coffee Board of Jamaica to export its coffee as an estate origin. This coffee was roasted and packaged in Jamaica by proprietor Alex Twyman and his family. It is early harvest coffee, and may suffer for that reason. Visit www.oldtaverncoffee.com/ or call 876-924-2785 to order directly from the farm.

Who Should Drink It: As the main part of this year's crop appears on the American market this estate selection should make a good choice for affluent aficionados interested in a quintessential Blue Mountain.


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