Rast Blue Mountain, Wallenford Estate, Jamaica
Genuine Jamaica Blue Mountain grows under ideal climatic conditions on the volcanic southern slopes of the up to 2300 metre high "Blue Mountains", which criss-cross the island from west to east.Each bean is checked by hand for its degree of ripeness. At the optimal time, i.e. after about ten months, the beans are picked and sorted by hand. Jamaica Blue Mountain is one of the absolute high growers and comes almost exclusively from small plantations, such as the Wallenford Estate. The small quantity that comes onto the market of this coffee variety makes it one of the rarest and most expensive coffees in the world. But as soon as you have drunk a cup of it, you know why it is traded as the Barolo among coffees. Even today, the green coffee is delivered in wooden barrels of 70 kilos each, making a statement about its specialness.A cup of Blue Mountain is the perfect balance of exquisite aromas of dark berries and mandarin and soft and delicious flavours of peanut, hazelnut, caramel and chocolate and just the right balance of acidity and sweetness. Its complex richness tolerates a higher dosage. It lingers long on the palate and satisfies the highest demands.