Gold Cup Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee

Gold Cup Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee

If you think coffee is a good thing, then wait till you taste our Gold Cup Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee. This coffee is famous for its silky texture, chocolaty aftertaste and delicate balance. What makes Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee so much better than others? Its unique growing environment, harvesting and processing, and roasting process. We can’t reveal all of its closely guarded secrets, but we can tease you a little bit until you try it.

Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee is some of the most expensive, as it is the most exclusive in the world. The region is fairly small. The high Caribbean mountain area offers an ideal climate for the cultivation of fine coffee. The perfect soil, climate, the misty mornings, and the balmy afternoons contribute to the delicious coffee offering of the Blue Mountains in Jamaica. It is a very well-respected for its mild and smooth flavor, without any of the bitterness that you are likely to find in typical store-bought coffee.

Unfortunately, many of today’s coffees are wrongly labeled as Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee. They are often mixed with inferior grades of coffee and sold at lowered prices. So, be sure to get the 100% certified Blue Mountain coffee so you can enjoy the goodness of the real thing.

Harvesting and Processing

We pick the ripest berries and put the coffee berries into large holding tanks and inspect them to remove green, over fermented, damaged, or other low-quality cherries. Once the batch is approved, we wash it to get rid of the mucilage (the sugary layer of the bean). Once it’s processed and dried to a suitable moisture content, we pass it through several quality control tests and processes of the independent coffee board QC labs to make sure that the quality of the product is in pristine condition.

When this process is completed, the bean that is remaining is called the parchment. We spread the parchment across slabs of concrete to dry it. This process can take several days to complete depending on the sunlight intensity and climate. Once its dried and collected, we store it to rest and stabilize the moisture content before making its seaborne journey for export.

Roasting and Selling

Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee beans have a bluish-green shade to them before we put them into the roasting process. This visual quality is already a sign of fine coffee to come. We slow roast the coffee in small batches our state-of-the-art roasting plant in Stouffville (near Toronto, Ontario, Canada). Once the beans are roasted, we immediately heat seal the oxygen barrier bags to lock in the aromas. You can buy the coffee directly online as well as walk-in at our retail storefront.

If your area of expertise is drinking premium coffee, then you are assured that the 100% certified Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee we sell after our extensive roasting process will surely make your taste buds happier than any other type of coffee in the world. It is a perfect coffee for Fridays when you are performing tedious data entry or catching up on paperwork. Dunkin Donuts coffee is good, Starbucks coffee is good, but our 100% certified Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee is the one that surely belongs in the category of true excellence. It is a treat that you will surely love.




Mexico La Concordia

producer la concordia                     taste graham, coconut, ginger

certification ft organic                   brew french press, drip

variety bourbon, mondo novo    recommended grind medium

elevation 1,600 m                            use 60g per litre of water

Price:  $14.99 / 400 g




 

Guatemala Cafe Justicia

Cafe Justicia is an organic “fair trade plus” coffee grown and produced by Mayan communities in the hillsides above Lake Atitlan in Guatemala.

producer café justicia               taste chocolate, raspberry jam

certification ft organic              brew french press, drip, espresso

variety  caturra, typica              recommended grind medium

elevation 1700 masl                  use 60g per litre of water

Price:  $14.99 / 400 g




 

Nicaragua Flor de Jinoteca

Sweet floral fragrance, citric acidity, chocolate flavor, medium body.

producer SOPPEXCCA                    taste  floral, hazelnut butter, cocoa

certification ft org                            brew french press, drip

variety caturra                                    recommended grind  medium

elevation 1100 + m                           use  60 g per litre of water

Price: $14.99 / 400 g




Soppexcca was created by 68 families in the northern department of Jinotega. This organization today plays a vital role to 650 families. It is directly impacting four thousand people working under the Fair Trade certification, in which 60% of its volume of production is sold under the Fair Trade seal, providing an opportunity to invest in the main needs that the process has identified and prioritized.

The stability of the sale price of the crops is a very important factor for the viability of the small agricultural family, constituting the most transcendental aspect: keeping the land ownership in the hands of small producers, as well as sustainability of rural communities. The main actions in which the social premium has been invested, are education, training, schools, gender equity, environment, diversification and health care and finance.

http://www.soppexcca.org/en/

Papua New Guinea

papua new guinea single origin coffee

Nebilyer Papua New Guinea Org A/X

This clean, complex wet processed coffee is sun dried on patios has a baking spice and light-bodied buttery sweetness and a lingering citrus note.

Crop:  2018-19
Drying:  Bourbon, Typica
Elevation:  +1350m
Fragrance:  caramel, spice
Tasting notes:  lemon, cherry, buttery finish
Price:  $14.99 / 400 g





Coffee has been cultivated in the Eastern Highlands for over 80 years. The bulk of it originates from small holder farmers having 1500 and less coffee plants.  Previously, the central valley has been strained because clans and tribes have been at war.  However, with the addition of coffee cultivation, the region has become less hostile.  This specific coffee is a product of a multitude of small holders’ crops originating in many different villages throughout the valley.  The cherries produced by these small holders are taken to the Goroka mill and thoroughly checked for quality control before being prepared for export, resulting in a clean and consistently smooth cup quality.

Pour-over and batch brewing

Espresso

Cafe Pionero Ecuador honey

Café Pionero ensures that small-scale farmers receive fair prices for their coffee.  Created by Jenny Zambrano after an earthquake hit her village in 2016, Café Pionero has created direct-trade between remote villages in the Andes Mountains and coffee lovers in Canada.  This has resulted in better pay for the farmers, training and education seminars on sustainable farming practices, and employment opportunities – including some of the only paid jobs for women in Jenny’s village.  Café Pionero aims to create lasting relationships, ensuring fairly traded coffee year after year.Special coffee,

Crop: 2018
Region: Manabi, Ecuador
Process: Honey
Fragrance: Pear
Tasting notes: Juicy pear, Peach, Mango, Caramel
Price: $16.99 / 400 g




 

Honduras San Marcos

About San Marcos:  San Marcos in western Honduras is cooperative strictly high grown at an average elevation of 1400m. The coffee is hand sorted to remove any defects.

The Rainforest Alliance (RFA) is a non-governmental organization (NGO) working to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods by transforming land-use practices, address deforestation, climate change, systemic poverty, and social inequity. Third-party studies have shown the organization’s approach to be effective in raising both income and net revenue for farmers.

What’s interesting:  Honduras is now the largest producer of coffee in Central America, and 5th largest in the world.

Variety: Catuai, Caturra, Bourbon

Crop: 2018

Tasting notes: citric, chocolate, caramel

Price: $14.99 / 400 g




Colombia Las Rosas

About Las Rosas:  The gender equality project has 4 main goals: financial literacy, training, women’s participation, and coffee quality.  The 300 members of the Association of Women Coffee Growers of West Huila have adopted a method to develop new visions for relationships between women and men as equal partners, and implement changes in gender in resources and power.

In addition, a portion of sales is used to create a sustainability fund and a revolving credit facility to fund labour inputs and equipment and machinery investments.

Variety: Castillo and Catuai

Crop: 2018

Tasting notes:  citrus and caramel

Price:  $14.99 / 400 g