Industry News | February 22, 2017

Starbucks Reserve Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee Returns

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High in Jamaica’s Blue Mountains grow some of the world’s most rare and exquisite coffee. Shrouded by a blue-tinted mist, these beans are nurtured by blankets of dew and fertile soil, the ideal growing conditions for an extraordinary coffee. The result is a complex beverage that is both balanced and sweet, with notes of brown sugar, apricot and chocolate.

Starbucks Reserve Jamaica Blue Mountain is now back for a limited time in select Starbucks stores.

The Coffee Industry Board of Jamaica sets meticulous standards for growing, harvesting and processing their coffee, with each bean being inspected and certified to meet rigorous quality standards before it can earn the Jamaica Blue Mountain name.

Starbucks Reserve coffee buyer Ann Traumann describes what makes Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee so special.

“The coffee-growing region on the island of Jamaica is very small compared to its neighbors in Central America,” Traumann says. “But the growing conditions are unique, and the coffee grown on estates here produce layers of cocoa and citrus unlike anywhere else in the world.”

Starbucks Reserve Jamaica Blue Mountain joins a lineup of four Starbucks Reserve coffees in select stores in the United States, Canada and Starbucks.com.

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