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Pure Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee is known all over the globe as one of the rarest and most costly of all coffees. It has a rich taste and distinctive aroma that makes it unique, the perfect balance of acidity and body.
Coffee was first introduced into Jamaica from the island of Hispaniola in 1728, but it wasn't until the abolition of slavery on the British territory in 1838 when former slaves in the Blue Mountain began the cultivation of coffee. They were assisted by the descendants of refugees from the Haitian revolution of the 1790's who were skilled in the planting of coffee. The freed slaves began to exploit the excellent planting conditions to produce this unique brew. Located at the eastern end of the beautiful Caribbean island of Jamaica runs a majestic range of hills known as the Blue Mountains. At elevations up to 5,000 feet, the terrain, soil, rainfall and the thick Blue Mountain mist combine to create the perfect conditions for the cultivation of the world famous, distinguished and delicious Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee. The Blue Mountain expanse is in the eastern part of the island, and only coffee grown within the parishes of Portland, Saint Thomas, and Saint Andrews qualifies. Only coffee grown in this precise geographic region will be certified as 100% Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee. Fifteen percent of the coffee grown in Jamaica is authentic Pure Blue Mountain Coffee. Our Jamaica Blue Mountain Wallenford Estate is the most recognized, and most sought after Jamaica Blue Mountain brand in the world.