Located north of Kingston and south of Port Antonio is a special mountain range in Jamaica that peaks at just over 7,400 ft high. Introduced to Jamaica in the early 1700’s, Blue Mountain coffee, is renowned for its mild flavor and lack of bitterness. What makes this coffee so unique is that the beans must be harvested from four specific parishes and grown between an altitude of 3,000 to 5,500 ft. These high altitudes along with the unique tannins and conditions of the Blue Mountains generate some of the most prized beans in the coffee world. Joining me for this episode is Bindley Sangster of Sangster’s Coffee and John Martinez of J. Martinez & Company to discuss the uniqueness of Blue Mountain coffee, the story behind the 44 acre Sangster farm and what it has taken to bring this special single vineyard coffee to market.
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