Jamaican Mountain Coffee
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Jamaican coffee is categorized into two types which are The Blue Mountain and Jamaica Prime, marketed as Jamaican Mountain Choice Coffee. It is often misconstrued in thinking that all coffees that grown in Jamaica are labeled Blue Mountain Coffee. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee brand is protected globally and certified only by the Coffee Industry Board of Jamaica. The coffee beans can only be grown in the prescribed zone and the farms are also carefully monitored by Coffee board of Jamaica to ensure the product quality and integrity.
(Jamaica Mountain Choice Coffee) is grown in Manchester, St. Catherine, Clarendon, St. Ann, Westmoreland and St. Elizabeth. These farms are located on low altitude where the climate is a bit different. This Jamaican coffee is of exceptional quality but over shadowed by the Blue Mountain Coffee brand which is certainly superior.
Jamaican coffee production is believed to have started about 1728 by former Governor, Sir Nicolas Lawes who first planted coffee plant at Temple Hall, St. Andrew. The Jamaican climatic conditions were so suited for coffee that after 80 years there were six hundred coffee plantations on the island.