Have you ever been in the mood for a rare coffee? Something that is so unique, so rare, so one of a kind that you felt like you needed it in your life? Maybe that was just me, but I found it in JA Coffee's Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee.
Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee is one of a kind, and due to the unique environmental conditions and the limited quantities that can be produced per year it makes the coffee in and of itself extremely valuable and rare.
First though, lets talk a bit about JA Coffee and who they are. JA Coffee was established with a Heritage and culture background from Jamaica, Colombia and Montreal which has fed into the coffee they provide. They appreciate and understand the nuances behind a good cup of coffee and with that they aim to provide Canadians with an exceptional coffee through Jamaica Blue Mountain and its distinct and unique environment.
The beans themselves come from the Clydesdale Estate and the Clifton Mount Estate. The Clydesdale Estate produce Grade 1, 2 and Select Peabery green beans and the Clifton Mount Estate produce Grade 1 and Select Peabery. JA imports the green coffee beans from these two estates with their unique coffee growing environment, which is mainly due to their altitudes that range from 4000 to 5000 feet for Clifton and roughly 3000 feet for Clydesdale. Both Estates are equitable and sustainable farms at the heart of the Jamaican Blue Mountains, they ensure that the beans are produced and sourced responsibly, and they are backed by the Rainforest Alliance Certification.
JA Coffee takes the green beans from Clydesdale and Clifton and roasts them to perfection in Montreal, Quebec so you can enjoy legitimate Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee in the comfort of your own home. They also care deeply about the coffee community and offer local roasters the beans to roast themselves in order to emphasize that sense of community and collaboration.
Now lets talk about the actual beans. As mentioned before I recently tried JA Coffee's Jamaican Blue Mountain and it lived up to the hype. It had an initial earthy aroma once I opened that bag that was soon amplified by a floral aroma. Once I brewed it using my Pour Over, the aroma filled the room. Within the first few sips you can taste the mix of tropical fruit notes, earthy undertones, and a subtle hint of dark chocolate that all balance together in a manner befitting such a rare coffee. It was unique.
Now the real and most important question you must have right now....where can you buy this luxurious and unique coffee? Here is the link to JA Coffee and they will help you find the roaster nearest to you so that you can not only get amazing coffee but support your local roaster as well.
Once you have the coffee in hand check out JA's page as well for great tips on how to brew Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee, and to learn more about the Rainforest Certification.