News: "Third Wave" coffee revolution embraces Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee in Japan

THE so-called third wave of coffee has arrived in Japan. It's a trend of enjoying coffee by choosing beans based on where they were grown and focusing on the various ways of brewing them. There is a sophisticated way to enjoy the taste of coffee.

The trend first became popular in the United States, with coffee consumers focusing on where the beans are grown, even down to the particular farm, and the way in which the coffee is prepared – such as by hand dripping.

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News: Resuscitated Jamaican coffee industry could earn US$100 million annually

BY RENAE DIXON, Jamaica Observer Newpaper staff reporter

President of the Jamaica Agricultural Society and the CEO of the Mavis Bank Coffee Factory, Senator Norman Grant says a resuscitated coffee industry could earn the country more than US$100 million annually.

Senator Grant, who was addressing Monday's function for the first draw of the 'Cruising on Carnival with JABLUM" promotion at Harbour Shops here in Ocho Rios, said all stakeholders, including the Government, must play their role in reviving the sector.

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Delizio launches Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee capsule exclusively for Switzerland's largest supermarket

Delica, one of Switzerland's largest coffee roasting companies, has a launched a Limited Edition Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee Capsules via its Delizio capsule system exclusively for Migros, Switzerland's largest supermarket chain from November 2013 onwards.

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BMCE Supports Jamaica Stand at the 2013 Commonwealth Fair

As with previous years, Blue Mountain Coffee (Europe) Limited supported the Jamaica High Commission representing Jamaica at the Commonwealth Countries League Annual Fair fundraising activity organised annually with the help of Commonwealth High Commissioners and spouses together with local residents here in the UK.

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Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee Independent Review

From the Corpulent Capers Blog:

So we've all heard of Jamaican Blue Mountain, haven't we? Traditionally grown at elevations between 900 and 1700m in the Blue Mountains of Jamaica (obviously) it has gained a reputation for being one of the most expensive and sort after coffees in the world.

So what is RSW Estate Peaberry then? Okay so let's do the Peaberry bit first. Nearly all coffee beans split into two halves as they mature. This pair of flat shaped beans is the typical coffee bean. However, some don't split and grow to form a single rounded bean in the shape of a pea, hence 'peaberry'.

Now the number of beans that mature this way is very small and so the peaberry beans only make up around 5% of the coffee crop. Experts disagree as to why the peaberry appears to produce a superior cup. Some say that there are more nutrients in a single bean whilst others state that the rounded shape offers advantages during roasting. Whatever the truth just know that we have the creme de la creme of Jamaican Blue Mountain here.

Yes, but what about the RSW Estate? Well whilst this is a 100% Arabica, it is produced by three of the oldest coffee farming families, namely the Langfords, Diekmans & Allgroves, on three estates; Resource, Sherwood Forest and Whitfield Hall. Hence the RSW.

Right, enough questions and enough explanations, let's get a brew going!

Opening the packet of Jamaican Blue Mountain RSW Estate Peaberry from Sea Island Coffee was, if I'm honest, a little disappointing as there was little to tickle the olfactory organs. However, I was soon to learn that this rare Peaberry bean is too clever to give of it's secrets to the air, preferring to hold on to them until they can be released into the steamy depths of hot water.

When I tried Sea Island's Geisha coffee e a while back I discovered I needed an extra scoop, that is certainly not the case with the Peaberry. This produces an intense coffee, dark, rich and full of flavour. For me the best flavour came a few minutes after pouring when the temperature had dropped a few degrees.

Despite the intensity of flavour there is no bitterness here at all. In fact I think this is one of the smoothest coffees I've tried, with lovely chocolatey notes that develop into a complex smokiness on the palate. Little wonder that it won a gold star at this years Great Taste Awards.

Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee on retail at London's Heathrow and Gatwick Airport

Jamaica Blue Mountian coffee has been launched for the first time into retail at London's famous Heathrow and Gatwick airports. Boutique food and drink store, Caviar House & Prunier, has launched Jamaica Blue Mountian coffee from Sea Island Coffee into their flagship airport stores including the Heathrow's landmark Terminal 5.

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Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, Miley Cyrus and The Killers receive Jamaica Blue Mountain Gift Sets at the MTV Europe Awards

All the lucky performers and presenters at this year's MTV Europe Awards which was broadcast live from the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam on Sunday, November 10 took home an exclusive array of must-have items in a VIP Goodie Bag including an award winning Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee gift set from Sea island Coffee.

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Tesco launches Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee in its Tesco Finest Range

Tesco has launched Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee in its Tesco Finest Range for selected stores in the UK as part of an expansion of its single origin coffee range. This is part of a major revamp of the Tesco Finest Range.

Roasted in the UK, this premium Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee product is part of a new Tesco Finest range comprising Jamaica Blue Mountain, Hawaii Kau, Galapagos Cristobal and Australia Skybury.

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Sea Island Coffee Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee features in new Martini Cocktail at Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong

Through a collaboration with the famous Mixologist, Alessandro Palazzi of the iconic Dukes Bar in London, Sea Island Coffee is honoured to be a part of this cocktail maestro's latest Martini Cocktail: the Oracabessa. See below photos of the Cocktail and the Mr Palazzi with our beans that he used for his very special Jamaica Blue Mountain cocktail.

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