According to The Coffee Industry Board of Jamaica 85% of all Blue Mountain goes to Japan 5% to the EU, 5% to the US and 5% to the rest of the world. The production of Blue Mountain is restricted to just 4 Parishes, Saint Andrew, Saint Thomas, Portland and Saint Mary, plus it must be produced on land between 3,000 and 5,500 feet above sea level. More 'Blue Mountain' coffee is sold than is grown, as Jamaican 'High Mountain' or even just Jamaican coffee from elsewhere in the island is marketed as 'Blue Mountain'. Ours comes from the famous Wallenford Estate, and is still shipped in barrels. Production ranges between 958 tonnes and 15,117 tonnes depending on weather usually, 2004 was a bad year due to Hurricane Ivan and last year. September 2016 saw £2.25 million damaged in floods in warehouses in Kingston. It was in 1728 that Sir Nicholas Lawes the then Governor of Jamaica started coffee growing with plants from Martinique. Matthew Wallen, a Captain in the British Navy, sailed into Jamaica in 1746 and, soon after started growing coffee in the Blue Mountains.
You will receive 15 grams of these roasted beans for £5.00 this will allow you to make between 3 and 6 cups of coffee, depending on cup size. Five grams per cup, the quantity of coffee used will be quite personal so these are guidelines only. This works out at between one pound sixty-seven and eight-three pence per cup. We also sell larger quantities of this coffee at a more 'economical' rate, the price per cup will therefore be lower.
At Gently Stirred every order is gift wrapped so if you're buying for a number of different people just add that information at checkout