Jamaica Blue Mountain, 2002-03 Crop
|San Francisco, California
|Blue Mountain growing region, eastern Jamaica.
Delicate but rich. Medium body, sweet, round-toned acidity, and complex aromatics: In the aroma nut, floral, and cocoa-toned fruit, in the cup floral and spicy apple or pipe-tobacco notes. A cleanly balanced astringency enriches rather than flattens the finish.
From RSW Estates, a consortium of three old Blue Mountain estates whose coffees are certified by the Coffee Board of Jamaica, but milled and exported separately from other Blue Mountain production. Capricorn Coffees, founded in 1963, is one of the San Francisco Bay Area's oldest specialty roasting companies. Visit
Who Should Drink It
Not quite the classic Blue Mountain cup, but a fine and distinctive one.
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This review originally appeared in the March, 2003 tasting report: A Snapshot from the Caribbean