Farm: Blue Baron Estate
Altitude: 2255 Meters
Certification: Direct Trade
Cupping: Milk Chocolate, Graham Cracker, Nougat, Macadamia
Barrel Size: 15kg
Description: Welcome to our first dive into one of the most legendary coffee producing regions in the world: Jamaica Blue Mountains. Getting your hands on coffee from JBM isn’t the easiest thing to do; 80% of the coffee produced here is exported to Japan, leaving 20% of the already low producing region for the rest of us to share. This lot comes from Blue Baron Estate, a biodiverse farm in the tropical mountain range. The microclimate here lends itself to slow cherry maturation, with cloud coverage to keep temperatures low throughout the day. BBE takes the incredible demand for their coffee seriously, hiring trained pickers throughout the harvest season to pick cherries only at peak ripeness, revisiting trees over and over throughout the harvest months. After picking, cherries are pulped and fermented in crystal clear spring water from one of the nearby rivers before being packed into grainpro (for improved shelf-life) and then a traditional wooden barrel (for tradition, and obviously looks).