Marley Coffee and Sea Island Coffee partners up for the IFE Trade Show at London Excel 2013

Sea Island Coffee partnered up with Marley Coffee at the IFE Show in March 2013, one of the biggest food and drink trade events in Europe, with over 1200 exhibitors and 50,000+ visitors.

It was a great success for both companies and the hard work is ahead: following up leads, sending out samples and making things happen. 

Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee was promoted in pride of place by Sea Island Coffee and visitors from over fifty countries visited the stand.  For those interested in finding our more about Sea Island Coffee, please visit www.seaislandcoffee.com

For those interested in Marley Coffee, please visit us at the Natural & Organic Show at London Olympia on 7-8 April 2013 and visit www.marleycoffee.co.uk

 

 

 

Blue Mountain Coffee (Europe) Limited to feature at the SCAE World of Coffee Trade Show in Nice, France

As usual, Blue Mountain Coffee (Europe) Limited will, once again feature at the SCAE World of Coffee Trade Show in Nice, France on 26-28 June 2013.

SCAE World of Coffee, Nice 2013 is a 3-day premier speciality coffee event incorporating over 150 exhibitors, 10,000+ visitors from 50 countries and 4 world coffee competition finals;

•             The World Latte Art Championship

•             The World Coffee in Good Spirits Championship

•             The World Cup Tasters Championship

•             The World Coffee Roasting Championship

We look forward to seeing our clients and meeting new partners interested in finding out more about Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee.

 

 

Our New Multilingual Website in English, French, German, Spanish and Italian

We would like to announce that our new multilingual Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee website, available in English, French, German, Spanish and Italian, is now online at www.bluemountaincoffeejamaica.com as the most comprehensive resource on Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee in the world. We do hope you like it. Incidentally, it was professionally translated, but please let us know if there are any typos/mis-translations.
 
Also, for your interest, please watch our Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee mini-documentary, shot on location in Jamaica, on our Youtube Channel at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sp5M3HFA6xU
 
In the meantime, we would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year from all at Blue Mountain Coffee (Europe) Limited.

Blue Mountain Coffee (Europe) Limited supports the Commonwealth League Fair, 3 November 2012

For the third year, Blue Mountain Coffee (Europe) Limited was honoured to support the Commonwealth Countries League Fair at Chelsea Old Town Hall on 3 November 2012. As per usual, it was a great success with many visitors enjoying samples of our Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee, as well as opportunities to purchase our Gift Sets (and all for a good cause).

The Fair, hosted by the Commonwealth Countries League (CCL) in its 87th Year, was officially opened by  The Worshipful The Mayor of The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea  – Councillor Christopher Buckmaster, accompanied by The Mayoress Mrs Anne Hobson. President of the Commonwealth Countries League, Mrs Louisa Service OBE, extended a warm welcome to the Mayor and Mayoress, and Celebrity Guest Cpl Dr Johnson Beharry VC, war-hero and “Dancing on Ice” Star.

The welcome party also included Fair Co-coordinator, Majorie Rennie, Deputy Chairwoman, Joyce Kallaghe of Tanzania, and Jenny Groves LVO, Chairman of the Commonwealth Countries League Education Fund (CCLEF). High Commissioner Rouse, who served as Chairwoman for the 2012 Fair, conveyed her thanks and appreciation to all High Commissions, Staff, Volunteers and visitors to the Fair, for their support of such a worthy cause, the Education of girls around the Commonwealth. The Chairwoman conveyed special thanks to Colleague Caribbean High Commissioners and Staff, who supported her chairmanship throughout the year by hosting meetings and fundraising events.

See below some photos from the event in 2011 and 2012.

 

BMCE joins forces with Sandalj to showcase Clydesdale Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee at Trieste Espresso 2012 Trade Show - 25-27 October 2012

Blue Mountain Coffee (Europe) Limited was honoured to be invited by its Italian partner, Sandalj Trading, to showcase Clydesdale Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee at the Trieste Espresso 2012 show. In particular, BMCE would like to thank Dr Sandalj and all the team at Sandalj who made us so welcome and helped us to produce a great stand for Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee at this important biannual coffee event. 

The event brought together all aspects of the Italian coffee industry under one roof in an exhibition designed for international coffee industry professionals. Around 230 exhibitors from the entire coffee chain showcased their coffees and services. A record audience of 10,000 visitors from more than 80 countries attended the event. The exhibition also featured a rich programme of side events, including the Opening Seminar on Coffee Producing Countries, certified SCAE workshops, barista competitions and special presentations.

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Blue Mountain Coffee (Europe) Limited at the International Moscow Coffee Symposium 2012 Report

Peter de Bruyne and Guy Wilmot of Blue Mountain Coffee (Europe) Limited were delighted to be invited by SFT Trading Limited to attend the 3rd Moscow Coffee Symposium on 17 September 2012. This fascinating one-day event consisted of numerous lectures, master-classes and round-table discussions about coffee from international experts. The event brought together producers, traders, roasters, baristas and everyone in between from many different countries. 

Blue Mountain Coffee (Europe) Limited were indeed honoured to be guests of our Representative in Russia, SFT Trading Limited, amongst a number of foreign guests, which included Max Quirin, President of the SCAA, Abdullah and Yasser Bagersh of S.A.Baghersh (leading Ethiopian coffee producers), Vincenzo Sandalj of Sandalj Trading Company (a leading green bean importer in Italy) and Stefan Sprengel of List & Heisler (a leading green bean importer in Germany). 

The Moscow Coffee Symposium was a very successful event indeed and produced many interesting discussions, renewed old friendships and made new friends amongst the delegates.

On behalf of BMCE, we would like to thanks Andrey Savinov and Sergey Boganov of SFT Trading Ltd for inviting us and organising such a great programme for us.

 
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Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee Featured at Sandalj Stand at Trieste Espresso Expo 25-27 October 2012

PRESS RELEASE FROM SANDALJ

ITALY – To attend 6th TriestEspresso Expo: the most important business to business trade fair dedicated

Exclusively to espresso coffee industry, from bean to cup,Sandalj Trading Company: novelties presented

at the TriestEspresso Expo 2012

This year the Sandalj Trading Company will proudly present the Jamaica Blue Mountain, possibly the best coffee in the world, at the Triestespresso Expo 2012.

The Director General of the Coffee Board of Jamaica, Christopher Gentles, together with the CEO of Coffee Traders Ltd & Clifton Mount Estate, Jason Sharp, and Blue Mountain Coffee (Europe), their European agents, will attend the show at the booth of the Trieste based Sandalj Trading Company, their official Italian representative and distributor. Clifton Mount Estate is the only internationally certified Jamaican estate and exports one of the island’s best beans.

Visitors at the Sandalj booth will be served a cup of espresso made exclusively of the local varietals grown on the Clifton Mount Estate and offered a sample of this precious coffee.

This coffee will surprise you with an unrivalled aroma and a soft mouth feel that recollects sherry wine and expands into scents of vanilla, chocolate and cream.

A unique experience is waiting for you at the Sandalj Trading Company’s booth in October in Trieste!

Check out Sandalj's great 'Jamaica Blue Mountain: the espresso cup tasting' Video at:

English version:

http://youtu.be/QnVWEozYvf4

Italian version:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83UhScnWPAU&;feature=channel&list=UL

Press Release from Mavis Bank regarding the launch of Jablum Gold

Mavis Bank Coffee Factory (MBCF) Limited is Jamaica’s oldest coffee processing plant with a history dating back over 100 years. It has remained committed to the sustainability and growth of the Jamaican coffee farmers, buying, marketing and selling coffee beans while providing a sustainable business over the period.

Staying true to our commitment, Senator Norman Grant, CEO of Mavis Bank Coffee Factory Limited the largest processor of Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee in the world and the owner of the famous Jablum brand of roasted Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee, grabbed hold of the chance to announce that, “of the 201,000 boxes of cherry berry coffee produced in the Blue Mountain region for crop 2011-2012, MBCF purchased approximately 40% of this coffee from our 6000 farmers in the Blue Mountain regions of St. Thomas, St. Andrew and Portland.”

The implementation of strategies that will improve prices to the farmers, expand and consolidate market, improve the factory facilities and the operating efficiencies are a continued effort. “Already, we have committed to spending $100M to achieve these objectives over the next twelve months, with the expansion strategy includes increasing the barbeque facility at Mavis Bank for drying, implementing a world class waste treatment facility which will have the ability to convert the waste into manure and energy and the implementation of HACCP certification for the facility and rainforest alliance for some of our farms ,” Senator Grant informed.

“Over the years, we have strived to introduce quality products to the market and have hit the mark with our signature Jablum Classic Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee range of products,” Senator Grant stated. ”These are widely available in our blue packaging, our Jablum instant line and our new and developing Jablum Decaffeinated products.”

Bettering their best, MBCF will introduce Jablum Gold, which will excite the taste buds of the discerning coffee fanatic, providing a distinctive, rich and flavorful profile of the world’s most sought after coffee. This is because Jablum Gold contains MBCF carefully picked #1 Bold Beans and their finest Peaberry beans, which will provide a unique taste with some “provoked” acidity

“This high quality product development is in line with the CIB’s mission to standardize the offerings of Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee worldwide which is also in keeping with the vision of our company,” Senator Grant informed. “Consumers will now have two distinctive Jablum products in all our market segments i.e. Jablum Classic and Jablum Gold with each product, delivering an excellent cup.”

“The introduction of the Jablum Gold along with some other new developments that MBCF is currently embracing is a direct strategy to increase the value added portion of our business from the current 30% to 50% over the medium term,” Senator Grant divulged. “Presently, our sales mix is 70% green coffee and 30% roasted/ value added product. Our Japanese market remains our largest market, with 70% of sales followed by the USA through our USA  agent (Mr Edgar Munn of BMCI in Atlanta) with 20% and Europe through our UK  agent (Blue Mountain Coffee Europe , Mr  Peter De Bruyne ) and the rest of the world 10%.” This strategy is aim at doubling the company’s sales of Jamaica Blue Mountain valued added products over the next five years moving this to $500 million.

Jablum Gold  is promised to be among the best of MBCF’s product and indeed, MBCF has always delivered an excellent cup with the coffee experience beyond compare. For the time has come for our taste buds to tingle with nostalgic pride at our coffee journey and scream for gold. Excellent aftertaste, very balance and soft acidity, floral aroma and what is a wonderful aftertaste of the coffee experience beyond compare.

Happy Jamaica Independence Day

We're all enthusiastically overwhelmed by this 50th. Independence Anniversary for Jamaica. Not only is the nation celebrating it's Golden Anniversary but Jamaica has also achieved a triple whammy by (i) Usain Bolt winning Gold in the 100 Metres Mens' Race at the London Olympics, (ii) once again establishing a new Olympics record and (iii) Yohan Blake winning the Silver Medal in the same race. The Blue Mountain Coffee (Europe) team is rejoicing and celebrating and sends a loud message of congratulations to the Jamaican team & to Jamaica during this Joyous Fiftieth!

Blue Mountain Coffee (Europe) Limited and Mavis Bank Features at the SCAE Vienna 2012 Trade Show

Blue Mountain Coffee (Europe) Ltd. combined with its principals, Mavis Bank Coffee Factory, to produce a lively stand at the Speciality Coffee Association of Europe ‘World of Coffee’ Trade Show in Vienna between 13th.& 15th. June with a spotlight on Mavis Bank Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee.

Blue Mountain Coffee Europe at SCAE 2012 Vienna Show

Mavis Bank is the largest producer of Jamaica Blue Mountain with a long and rich history, and with a distinguished Jamaica Blue Mountain pedigree.

Blue Mountain Coffee Europe and Mavis Bank at the SCAE Vienna 2012 Show

Our stand was one of the busiest in what was a very active show; attracting roasters & coffee people from all over Europe, including old friends & clients, but particularly many members of the Central & Eastern European coffee community, the natural hinterland of this great & historic city which, itself, has a defining coffee culture.

Blue Mountain Coffee Europe and Mavis Bank at the SCAE Vienna 2012 Show

We were very happy to invite many old and new faces to our stand; tempted by the signature product, itself, & to share and enjoy a cup of Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee with ourselves.

We would also like to thank Bunn Corporation for lending us their fantastic filter coffee machines and airpots for the event!