Haitian Blue Mountain

At the risk of repeating myself - The Haitian Blue Mountain coffee has been well-received by our customers. This is a specialty bean with unusual and wonderful taste elements.

A couple questions have come up that I’d like to answer. The Blue Mountain bean is an arabica varietal that probably came from Ethiopia in the 17th century along established trade routes. This varietal has found tremendous commercial success in Cameroon, Papua New Guinea, Kenya, Jamaica, Hawaii and Haiti.

The blue mountain varietal is not trademarked. The Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee is only grown on two plantations and that trademark is rigorously protected.

It takes about three years for a tree to begin bearing fruit (coffee cherry) and may continue to produce for up to 30 years.

This bean, like most grown in the northern hemisphere is a seasonal harvest, with harvest running from November to February.

If you have questions about anything you see in the blog space, just ask away.

Jim Wilkins