Jamaican Blue Mountain - "Ms Tita" Small Farmers
Jamaican Blue Mountain - "Ms Tita" Small Farmers
Jamaican Blue Mountain - "Ms Tita" Small Farmers
Jamaican Blue Mountain - "Ms Tita" Small Farmers
Jamaican Blue Mountain - "Ms Tita" Small Farmers
Jamaican Blue Mountain - "Ms Tita" Small Farmers
Jamaican Blue Mountain - "Ms Tita" Small Farmers

Jamaican Blue Mountain - "Ms Tita" Small Farmers

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Jamaican Blue Mountain - "Ms Tita" Small Farmers

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Coffee freshly roasted

Origin: Jamaica
Estate: Davis Hill, St Andrews Parish
Altitude: 1000-1100 masl
Varietal: Typica
Grade: Grade 1 
Certification: Jacra
Processing: Washed
Crop Year: 2019/20

Cupping score: 86 plus

 


The Cup

"Complex and well-balanced acidity, sweet notes of Caramel & Lemon citrus softening into milk chocolate and subtle nut flavours."

 

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The community is at the heart of everything we do; inspired by my grandma Ms Tita and we carry on her legacy. We aren't like other coffee companies; we don't just source our coffee from farmers; we are the farmers!

"Our purpose is to reduce the supply chain to as few people as possible, meaning the farmers are the ones who benefit from the sale of their coffee. So, every bean you buy from us improves the lives of our cooperative. "

How do we produce? We are currently recording each of our smallholding’s farmers unique and fascinating stories, and we will be publishing them as soon as the recording is completed. The Ms Tita family is made up of 27 coffee farmers from the blue mountain region in Jamaica. We work as a cooperative, ensuring that our beans go direct from the fields to the roastery and then to the customers. We only work with smallholder farmers to promise to get them the best price for their incredible product.

Blue Mountain coffee and Ms Tita, and our promise to you is to give complete transparency in how we grow and support our farmers. Change a farmer's life and buy some coffee with a purpose! 



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  • What is Blue mountain coffee? - Coffee was introduced to the island of Jamaica in 1728; the tiny island only ranks #43 on top coffee-producing countries.
Three things make Blue mountain coffee different from any other coffee grown on the island...
  1. Jamaican Blue Mountain beans have to be grown along the beautiful Blue Mountain ridge. Located on the east side of the country, it’s the longest mountain range on the island, and it runs through several different parishes.
  2. All Jamaican Blue Mountain must be grown within St. Andrew, St. Mary, St. Thomas, or Portland parishes. Coffee beans harvested elsewhere are excluded from the esteemed classification.
  3. JBM beans must be grown between altitudes of 914-1524 metres above sea level.
Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee is grown high up in the Blue Mountain Ridge. This means tending to the crops and harvesting is very difficult and can even be dangerous. Because of the challenges for farmers, the coffee isn’t grown in high numbers. Jamaica only produces about 4-5 million pounds a year, which isn’t a lot when you consider that other countries can easily cultivate ten times that much in a typical growing season.
In 1728 The Governor of Jamaica received a coffee plant from the Governor of Martinique. 9 years later, the first coffee was exported, and Blue Mountain coffee was born. Still today, it is one of the only coffees worldwide to be packed in iconic wooden barrels.
Blue Mountain coffee is renowned worldwide for its scarcity and exclusivity, as well as unique taste. The location of Blue Mountain, north of Kingston, has rich soil and perfect conditions for the Arabica coffee. The misty cloud protects the mountainside from the scorching midday sun, with daily temperatures hitting 36 degrees.


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