Old Tavern Estate
Jamaica Blue Mountain – Dark Roast, 2002-03 Crop
|Roaster Location:||Green Hills, Portland, Jamaica|
|Coffee Origin:||Blue Mountain growing region, eastern Jamaica.|
|Review Date:||March 2003|
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.
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
Who Should Drink It
Those who enjoy a cup that is bracing but not acidy.
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This review originally appeared in the March, 2003 tasting report: A Snapshot from the Caribbean