JAMAICA

Blue Caféblown by trade winds

Main producing regions

Saint Thomas and Saint Andrew

Varital more cultivated

Typica

Denomination of Origin

Blue Mountain

Harvest

January to April

Traditional processing method

Washed

Annual exports

500 thousand kilos

Export

April to June

Altitude

600 and + 2,000 masl

Beginning of coffee cultivation

XVIII

ABOUT THE ORIGIN

JAMAICA
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Jamaica is part of the Greater Antilles, has an area of 10,992 km² and is home to 2.95 million inhabitants, with a topography ofañosterrain where the country’s most important peak is located, giving its name to its coffee: the Blue Mountain Peak. The territory is surrounded by the coast and its interior is made up of tropical rainforests and swamps. The island has three generalized ecosystems: aquatic, marine and terrestrial. In the terrestrial ones we find humid and dry forests along with caves, rivers and wetlands, all ecosystems are home to fauna and flora.
Coffee crops in Jamaica are nourished by fertile volcanic soils, which are rich and porous, so they drain well and facilitate coffee harvests.
Jamaica is a tropical country, warm and humid, often favored by the trade winds, in the mountainous areas rainfall is abundant and temperatures average 5º C, which make up the ideal situation for the cultivation of green coffee.
Coffee is grown in four coffee growing regions in the country, and employs more than 20,000 people, 100% of its production is of the Arabica species, Jamaica has a future of knowledge and development in coffee growing. 

Constellations

SCA score

+ 85 Points

Packaging format

Bag30 kilos

Defects

Max.5 secondary

Period

Season

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