|Volcanica Coffee is helping the CIB
We have also been assisting the CIB in protecting their brand and reporting and rooting out counterfeit products that claim to be authentic Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee. The main test to determine the authenticity of coffee beans is a laboratory test performed by the CIB. However, one of the easiest tests is the price point since no true Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee is available at a low price. Any low-priced JBM coffee must be marked “blend” on the product to distinguish it from 100% pure.
What is Jamaica Blue Mountain?
Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee is renowned for being one of the most expensive and sought-after coffees in the world. It comes from a recognized growing location in the Blue Mountain region of Jamaica situated on the east side of the country between Kingston and Port Antonio. As well as being the longest mountain range, rising to 2,256 meters (7,402 ft), they are some of the highest mountains in the Caribbean. The climate of the region is cool and misty with high rainfall. This combination of climate and soil is considered ideal for growing arabica beans.
Blue Mountain Coffee has a very clean taste, with a noticeable sweetness. The flavor is bold, smooth and rich. Balanced, with almost no bitterness. There’s a sweet, intense floral aroma, and the taste contains hints of nuts, cocoa and spices.