Starbucks started selling Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee this month at select stores in the United States.
Starbucks will buy beans originating from Amber Estate and St Cloud Estate in the Jamaica Blue Mountains. It will then ship, roast and bag the beans to Starbucks specifications.
The beans from Amber Estate are without doubt a superior bean. Its brews a coffee that’s heavy cacoa, gushing with lemony citrus.
Starbucks, which had stopped offering the beans for about a year in the US, sells an 8.8 oz bag for just under US$30. It describes the coffee as perfectly complex.
“This is a complex coffee with layers of citrus flavor and a hint of chocolate,” states the tweet.
On Starbucks’ official page, it indicates that its the 6th year featuring the coffee described as a “customer and partner favorite”.
“This world class coffee is always limited and we are delighted that we can enjoy it again this year,” stated
Jamaican coffee remains in short supply due to a series of natural – such as the recent drought – and man-made events.
“This coffee was grown beneath the peak of the 7,400-foot Blue Ridge. The dew, along with plentiful rainfall and fertile soil, helps create ideal growing conditions. After the harvest, each bean is scrutinized and certified to ensure nothing short of the highest quality. The result: a complex cup with layers of citrus flavor and a hint of cocoa,” Starbucks added.