Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee – the finest & most delicious coffee in the world. Through the eastern end of the the tiny Caribbean island of Jamaica runs a majestic range of hills known as the Blue Mountains. The highest peak (Sugar Loaf) is 7,402 feet above sea level and temperatures can go down to the 40’s but because Jamaica lies within the tropics, even at this height there is neither snow or frost at any time of the year.
Above 5,000 feet the land is thickly wooded and maintained by the government as Forest Reserve. Below this line the terrain is perfectly suited to the cultivation of coffee. The soil, the rainfall, the altitude and temperature combine to produce from the Arabica Typica coffee plant which is grown here a drink of rare and particular flavour – the delicious and unequaled Blue Mountain Coffee.
A little known fact: Tia Marie is made exclusively in Jamaica from Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee.
Mavis Bank Coffee Walk
Blue Mountain Coffee is famous for being exceptionally smooth, slightly sweet and one the world’s most expensive coffees, so do make a visit to our roasting plant, the Mavis Bank Coffee Factory, to do the ‘Coffee Walk’.
Set between 2 slopes that face east/west to enjoy the sun, they take all the local growers cherry ripe coffee to produce green beans which are then rested for 20 weeks to produce Japan’s favourite drink after Sake!
Mavis Bank’s Central Factory is where the majority of the growers sell to, so, if you do want to buy the real thing this is the place. If you love the smell of roasting coffee – this is an experience you’ll never forget.
Click to view a slideshow of the Mavis Bank Coffee Walk
Mavis Bank Factory Tour: US$ 40.00 Per Person (including transport)