Jamaica Blue Mountain
|Roaster Location:||Williamsfield, Manchester, Jamaica|
|Coffee Origin:||Blue Mountain growing region, eastern Jamaica|
|Review Date:||July 2007|
Blind Assessment: Sweet-toned, soft, very delicate aroma with orange, floral and pungently buttery (butterscotch?) notes. In the cup light to medium bodied but silky in mouthfeel, with a gently bittersweet character and crisp chocolate and orange peel notes. As the cup cools an attractive mint-like note also emerges. The chocolate and orange notes linger impressively in the long, clean finish.
Notes: Wallenford is the most famous name in Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee. It is not an estate, but a coffee mill that draws its coffee from small producers in the higher altitude heart of the Blue Mountain district. It is not clear whether the impressive coffee reviewed here was produced by the Wallenford mill, or whether the name has simply been appropriated by the Jamaica Standard Products Company for its particular brand of Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee. Roasted and packaged in Jamaica. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Those willing to pay the price for a subtle but very impressive version of the classic Blue Mountain profile.
This review originally appeared in the July, 2007 tasting report: Caribbean Coffees 2007: Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Haiti, Dominican Republic