History of Blue Mountain Coffee

Eidolonai December 30, 2017

Then they have sent three plants to Martinique in 1723. Then two plants died and the third plant ended up in Jamaica and it was taken by the former Governor, Sir Nicholas Laws. The Lawes first planted the coffee at Temple Hall, St. Andrew.

The Jamaica’s climate was so conducive to coffee production and the coffee industry expanded rapidly from St. Andrew to the Blue Mountains. Then it was also grown in the hills of the parishes of Manchester, St. Ann and St. Elizabeth. By 1814, there were 600 coffee plantations on the Island . But after the abolition of slavery, they created a shortage of labor and a decline in the coffee production. The harvesting of coffee is purely labor intensive, because the beans are handpicked. By 1850, only 186 coffee plantations were in operation. Then the coffee industry was in a general disarray, so the legislation was passed to provide an instruction in the art of cultivation.

Then later in the year1943, the coffee industry have collapsed fully due to the labor shortages and mismanagement of the organization. Finally in the year 1944, the Jamaican government established a Central Coffee Clearing House where all the coffee is processed for export. The cleaning and grading process is the important step in the improvement of the quality Jamaican coffee. Then due to the devastating hurricane in 1951, there where only three Coffee Processing Plants remaining in operation at the Blue Mountains.

But the Coffee Industry Board is still active and in 1973, there are three coffee processing plants at Mavis Bank, Silver Hill and Moy Hall, registered the name “Blue Mountain Coffee”.Normally, the Jamaica is famous for producing the finest coffee in the world and it is one of the world’s most expensive and celebrated coffees. So it is too expensive and the Demand is high. Generally, it is extremely labor intensive as each cherry has to be individually hand-picked on dangerous mountainous terrain. But the beans are naturally sweet with an excellent aroma which is derived from the volcanic soil.

The favorable sunny climate penetrates into the low hanging clouds to ripen each coffee cherry and to create the required flavor. The Blue Mountain coffee is made exclusively from the Arabic Bean, which is more fragile to grow the considered flavorful bean and has less caffeine than the Robusta Bean. T

Then after reaping, the coffee is pulped and washed at a pulperie in the wet parchment which produces the aroma ted coffee beans. The Jamaica is one of the few countries which allows the “wet parchment” for a minimum of six weeks. The coffee undergoes the quality control measures including the appearance checks and cup testing to ensure the cup- quality of the beans.

The Jamaica Blue Mountain green coffee is shipped with in the oak barrels, Similar to the fine wines. The oak barrels can only preserve and maintain the characteristics, aroma of the green coffee. Thus the huge history of the blue mountain coffee has its own quality around the world.

Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee is the registered trade description for the coffee grown in the deep rural Blue Mountains of Jamaica. This coffee is noted all over the world for its distinctive aroma, mild flavor and lack of bitterness. Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee is widely revered as the world’s best coffee.

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