Jamaica Blue Mountain - Dark Roast, 2002-03 Crop by Old Tavern Estate Review | CoffeeReview.com
  • Old Tavern Estate

    Green Hills, Portland, Jamaica
  • Jamaica Blue Mountain - Dark Roast, 2002-03 Crop

Roast: Medium-Dark Review Date: March 2003
Origin: Blue Mountain growing region, eastern Jamaica. Price: NA

Blind Assessment: The roast turns the fruit high-toned and dryly pungent: cedar and spice in the aroma, sweet grapefruit in the cup. As the cup cools the fruit softens toward pear. Fine balance of sweet and dry tones in the cup, though the finish is rather heavily astringent.

Notes: Old Tavern Estate is one of a few 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: Those who enjoy a cup that is bracing but not acidy.


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