Martinez Fine Coffees
Jamaica High Mountain Supreme Baronhall Estate
|Roaster Location:||Atlanta, Georgia|
|Coffee Origin:||Central Jamaica.|
|Review Date:||July 2007|
Blind Assessment: Sweet-toned, delicately rich aroma: hints of flowers, milk chocolate, orange, molasses. In the cup the mouthfeel is lean to the point of watery, with aromatics so delicate they almost don't register: orange, molasses, pipe tobacco, and nut-like notes that hint at chocolate. Impressively clean, sweet finish.
Notes: High Mountain is an official grade designation for Jamaican coffee grown at somewhat lower elevations and outside the regulated boundaries of the Blue Mountain growing region. Because it does not carry the Blue Mountain designation, Baronhall Estate is comparatively less expensive than those Jamaica coffees that do. Martinez Fine Coffees specializes in elite single-origin coffees only and has offered an impressive range of Jamaica coffees ever since the company was founded by the distinguished Jamaican-born coffee man John Martinez. Visit www.martinezfinecoffees.com or call 800-642-5282 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: Costs less than the Martinez Blue Mountain Jamaicas but displays a similar delicate chocolate-toned aromatics and impressive finish.
This review originally appeared in the July, 2007 tasting report: Caribbean Coffees 2007: Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Haiti, Dominican Republic