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Jamaica Blue Mountain Clydesdale

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Jamaican Blue Mountain JBM1
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Finally the Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee has arrived! This year, we partnered with Ovelle Coffee to bring the Clydesdale JBM back to Coffee Bean Corral. Ovelle Coffee is a company that focuses on sustainability, quality produce, and fair wages for local Jamaican Blue Mountain Farmers.

This JBM is from the Clydesdale region which is located in the parish of St. Andrew. The producer is the Jamaican Coffee Growers Association and is a collection of small farmers or microlots who cooperate in order to bypass the larger estate processing system. High altitudes of 3000-5000ft above sea level with ample rainfall and volcanic soil provides a unique growing environment unlike anywhere else.

Cupping notes: Aromas and flavors of chocolate with blackberries, and currant with a smooth velvety body, and mild acidity.

Try before you stock up with a 1/2 pound sample!

Coffee Bean Matrix Attributes

  • CategoryConventional
  • CountryJamaica
  • Local RegionClydesdale
  • ProcessWashed
  • VarietyBlue Mountain, Typica
  • Altitude (meters)915 - 1.524 masl
  • HarvestOctober - March
  • Organic CertificationNo
  • Fair Trade CertifiedNo
  • Rainforest Alliance CertifiedNo
  • DecaffeinatedNo
  • Brightness:4
  • Body:6
  • Aroma:6
  • Complexity:6
  • Balance:7
  • Sweetness:5
  • Chocolaty:heavy bean
  • Nutty:light bean
  • Fruity:heavy bean

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by on September 7, 2022

All I can say... I was late to the party. It is clear I had nearly missed out on a very good thing. I managed to snag a pound of this bean before they sold out. With that pound, two batches were made of about a half-pound each (227 gram). The first roast of this bean was really enjoyable, but felt some goodness the bean could provide, was left on the table. The second roast had one of the temperature steps shortened by 30 seconds, and it made a difference. Previously there was no detectable floral (It wasn't expect it, as it was not in the description). The second batch added a light note of floral, which complemented the chocolate and (unexpected) caramel flavors. Other people had described it as honey, but it was definately caramel. (The wife double checked it, and gave the same interpretation). I did not manage to coax any of the berry flavors out of the bean with my roasts. The coffee is often tasted "blind", i.e. It is tasted without cheating and looking at the description. Expectations create bias with how flavors are interpreted. When the review is written, is when the description is compared with the cupping experience. Cupping flavors: Clearly defined milk Chocolate with notes of floral and caramel. The coffee presented with a velvety body and a lucious full mouth-feel. Statistics: Roast level City to City+, Moisture loss was a light 11.36 percent, Development was at 19.2%. Green Been description: Very consistent in size and character. There was no doubt this batch would roast very evenly. This is NOT a higher altitude bean, so an agressive roast cycle would not be tolerated well by these beans (roast similar to Kona). Roasting challenges: This bean has a lot of hidden character which is obliterated by longer roasts, so the goal was to get to "almost 20 percent development and NO more". Roaster Gene Cafe CBR101 2016 model. Roast description: (uniquely for Gene Cafe CBR 101 models). *Preheat the empty drum to 402 F (206 C) for 5 minutes. *Rapidly stop and remove the drum. Quickly fill with 8 ounces (227g) of green beans. Re-insert the drum, start the roast at 402 F, start kitchen timer. *At 5 minutes on the timer, raise the temperature to 460 F (238 C). *Continue at this temperature until the first pops of First crack PLUS 60 seconds. *On this roast, first crack began at 10 minutes 30 seconds, temperature was lowered at 11 minutes and 30 seconds to 450 F (232 C). *Continue to roast at 450 F until roast is complete. *The goal on this roast was City+, this goal was reached 13 minutes 00 seconds into the roast. Almost all of the beans had VERY light cracks at the tips. *The beans were dumped and force cooled. This was before Second crack began by a very large margin. Post Roast Notation: The great post-roast smell made it quite tempting to make a cup of coffee, but patience prevailed. Roasting notes: Temperature raised from 402 to 460 at 5 minutes. Full Yellow reached at 6 minutes. The first pops of first crack were heard at 10:30. Temperature was lowered to 450 at 11 minutes and 30 seconds. Beans dropped at 13 minutes. Bean appearance: Nice uniform brown, except for a ribbon of golden chaff at the seam.

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by on May 15, 2022

This is excellent coffee. It's very simple (at my 14% and 15.6% roasts) but in a really nice way. Immediately I taste a very milk chocolate sweetness. It's not overpowering but it's unmistakable. That's followed simply by the recognition of that unique velvety smooth mouthfeel. I'll continue buying Haiti coffees to get close to this taste, but wow, that mouthfeel... Nothing gets close. This is a must-try

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by on January 15, 2022

This is my first time roasting this bean. It is pricey but worth a treat to yourself. Roasted to right before second crack, this is a smooth, rich with a light chocolate and honey notes. An excellent bean. I will treat myself again soon.

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by on January 15, 2022

I have been a home roaster for around 10 years. I have always loved the Kona and Blue Mountain. I take these about 5 seconds into second crack and it’s always near perfection. I’m glad I found The Coffee Bean Corral. They have a great selection and shipping is very fast. I’ll never go anywhere else.

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by on January 11, 2022

This is not a review specifically of any coffee from Jamaica, but rather a comment on how thorough, competent and reliable the Coffee Bean Corral is. I ordered some Jamaican Blue Mountain beans and some Panama Geisha beans. The order arrived in poor shape with the packaging open and damp from being left out in the rain by the carrier. I emailed Coffee Bean Corral and told them. Michelle immediately wrote back offering a replacement order for the damp beans. These Folk are the very best! They stand behind their products and customers. Thank you Michelle and Coffee Bean Corral.

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by on January 9, 2022

i've only roasted once so far, a rather light roast. these beans seemed to take longer to roast for some reason. anyway i am vastly disappointed. i didn't find this coffee any better, really not as good, as my 8buck a pound brazilian. i'm going to give up on these high dollar beans from now on. i did roast again to a darker roast so i'm hoping my opinion will change. i first had this coffee in jamaica and it was delicious, this stuff was not. i am giving it one star, not because i truly hated it but to spend that much and not really like it that makes it a one star.

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by on January 3, 2022

Impression on two Clydesdale JBM roasts on SR800 with Razzo V5 extension: It is my understanding that the Clydesdale JBM shines as a more fruit forward JBM not the most intensely complex JBM but a quality JBM nonetheless. My results confirm this. My longer roast took this to 430F and while beautiful in color and aroma, much of the floral aspects were lost. My shorter roast past first crack was pulled at 401F. This yielded a delightful cup with Clydesdale JBM qualities shining through. Hope this helps.

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by on January 3, 2022

Impression on two Clydesdale JBM roasts on SR800 with Razzo V5 extension: It is my understanding that the Clydesdale JBM shines as a more fruit forward JBM not the most intensely complex JBM but a quality JBM nonetheless. My results confirm this. My longer roast took this to 430F and while beautiful in color and aroma, much of the floral aspects were lost. My shorter roast past first crack was pulled at 401F. This yielded a delightful cup with Clydesdale JBM qualities shining through. Hope this helps.

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by on March 27, 2021

This is an expensive coffee but considering all the $$ I have spent over the past several years looking for good JBM coffee, this is the first I have found since the big hurricane that has that true, deep flavored flavor that I have missed so much. What a wonderful, rich coffee it is.

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by on January 17, 2021

I purcased this almost 1 year ago. I just roasted the first batch of it. This is the Mavis Bank Jamaica Blue Mountain. I have to say this coffee is right up there with the best I have ever tasted. Very rich, complex satisfying and pleasant taste. Green coffee beans last for 2 years or more, so this is probably the same as if I had roasted it when I bought it. I waited because I was still learning the ins and outs of my roaster, and how to get a proper roaste for an expensive bean. I practised on Ethiopia Yergacheffe and Yemen Mokha, and others, and finished my master class with a variety of Gesha coffees from Colombia and Panama, that I paid between $18.00 and $20.00 per lb. green. Three days ago I finally decided I have mastered the process enough to be able to roast a $40.00 bean with little chance of ruining it. As usual with a new bean, the roast was a tiny bit unpredictable, next time I will get it perfect with this Mavis Bank, the ROR got a little away from me at the end, but I dropped the beans at exactly 402 degrees F, and there was ALMOST NO CHAFF. Very strange. I usually get at least 2 tablespoons, maybe 1/4 cup of chaff, in this case, less than a teaspoon. I waited 1 hour (which should have done nothing) before cupping it, and it was already starting to improve. 1 hour after roast, the coffee was better than most Kenya, Ethiopia, or Sumatran coffees I have roasted. The next day this coffee was absolutely superb! When I broke open the bag, the area filled with the rich living aroma of coffee beans reaching their peak. When I ground the coffee, it intensified. I could stand there for 10 minutes just enjoying the aroma from the beans. I did a nice Americano based on a double espresso and was so very happy. 24 hours after roasting, this coffee was indistinguishable in level of quality from the very best coffees I have every had. Today, nearly three days later, it is even better, if that is possible. I usually drink about 1/2 of any cup of coffee I make, and then it is too cool to drink so I dump it. I drink this all the way to the bottom, and it doesn't last long enough to get cool. I figure at $40.00 per lb + ship, this is going to end up being about $.80 per cup. That is truly a bargain, especially since you just about *cannot* get this cup of coffee any other way. Finally, I believe this is real thing because there is so much fake Jamaica Blue Mountain out there. Kudos Coffee Bean Corral!!

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by on October 29, 2020

I could actually tell the difference and the quality is very good.

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by on October 13, 2020

Easily the best coffee! I roast it towards close to the end of 1st crack around city roast level. Cupping after 1 day of the roast, it still has some undeveloped flavors. After 2 days, it begins to show the blue mountain magic. No matter which level of roast you like, I suggest roasting it slowly and let it develop for a couple of days, you will get the best results.

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by on October 6, 2020

The flavor is absolutely wonderful :)

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by on October 2, 2020

HAVING ROASTED COFFEE SINCE 1985 (qualifier) This particular batch that I have does not live up to my expectations as JBM. The smoothness is minimal. The body is also. Disappointing for sure. Perhaps next time, authentic Wallenford Estate JBM?? For $36 per lb, I expected a lot more.

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by on September 25, 2020

Not impressed. Maybe I didn't push far enough in final roast. Used a roaster profile that worked well with Haiti Blue. Does not compare with Costa Rica La Magnolia Tres Rios or Costa Rica La Minita Tarrazu RFA.

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by on September 22, 2020

Best JBM we've had since before the hurricane. Fine tuning my roast but enjoying every pot. I'll be re-ordering, mostly for special occasions. I just WISH I could drink it every day!

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by on September 13, 2020

I just bought 3 lbs of this coffee. I roasted to about 30 seconds after 1st crack. Lost about 13%. I brewed this a day later using a V60 with a ratio of 6g to 100ml and the coffee was fantastic. Yes blue mountain is expensive but life is too short to drink bad coffee and its a nice treat once in a while.

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by on June 24, 2020

The best attributes of the best coffees all in one.

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by on June 16, 2020

Half of my best coffee blend. Best supplier. Best and fastest delivery. I am a loyal and dedicated customer based on repeated experiences.

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by on June 8, 2020

Love this coffee!

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by on March 20, 2020

Jim Rydberg Love it just can't afford it very often.

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by on March 13, 2020

Roasted 2 days ago med roast to 430 degrees F. Very nice. Will try roasting to 440 or 450. Definitely worth buying.

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by on December 30, 2019

got half pound of JBM two weeks ago, try it right away. my wife like it very much, try to buy more but it is out of stock. hopeful can get it in the near future.

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by on December 14, 2019

For me I’d give it 3.5 stars. If it wasn’t so expensive I’d give it 4 stars. I like it. It’s gives me a fantastic “pick-me-up” in the morning. However for the price I’d prefer it to be smoother. I roasted just to beginning of second crack. The beans were plump and beautiful. The aroma is fabulous. I had to bring the temperature up gradually as the beans tended to roast quick. Overall it’s good but given its price and reputation I expected better.

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by on October 30, 2019

it is a very nice and very smooth coffee my wife and I both enjoyed it, however like Kona which we like even more, this is more of a special occasion when it is on sale type of coffee.

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by on October 29, 2019

This is a fine coffee but, I’m afraid, not worth the premium. Good aroma and mild flavor. I roasted it to one minute 30 seconds beyond first crack which occurred 16 minutes into the roasting on a Behmor roaster at P5 (up to 305 degrees.). Medium roast. It’s not the fault of the bean but the roaster does not allow visual check of the process so I cannot be sure when to stop the roast. But that’s the roaster’s problem and not the bean. In general, I would advise to get 5 pounds of something else at the same price as 1 pound of this good coffee.

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by on October 25, 2019

JBM is one of a kind. it's pricey so not the every day cup for most but dont deny yourself the opportunity to have a truly amazing cup of Joe! Paradise in a cup!I prefer a medium dark roast, just prior to the second crack!

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by on October 15, 2019

Fantastic JBM. We are selling this as a pour over at our cafe. We roast to a finish temp of 430F just before SC. We allow a slow dry to FC in about 10 minutes and a final temp at about 15:30 minutes. It has a sweet and spicy aroma out of the roaster. It is well balanced and mild, medium bodied. While it may seem like middle of the road on acidity, body, balance...that is what is so wonderful. It has an initial nutty flavor with chocolates and spice notes. You may smell a tea fragrance or slight rootbeer essence as it cools in the cup. Very pleasant and worth the experience.

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by on September 17, 2019

Lovely. Everything described and more. Roasted slowly just a few moments beyond first crack. Brewed pour over without paper filter. Let coffee cool somewhat before drinking. This would be my daily go to were it not for the price.

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by on September 14, 2019

Its just ordinary coffee, not worth the price at all. I've roasted beans from all over the world and this has no special qualities.

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by on July 6, 2019

Can’t wait! 😊 This is my most favorite coffee ☕️ in the world!!! Ordered for winter holidays!! They look great! 👍 They’re green! 😂 Never had green ‘Blue’ before! Never roasted ‘The Blue’ before. I’ll let you know 🤔 As soon as I know! 😀 P.S. Any chance you have an empty barrel? It on my bucket (barrel) list!! 😂

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by on March 22, 2019

This coffee seems to be one of the best to medium roast to bring out chocolate and caramel. I roast and end 6 batches between first and second crack and blend them. I have a drum roaster and use 300g each roast. I roast to temps instead of time. I have altered my roasting profile to get about 20 minutes between first and second crack.

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by on March 15, 2019

The coffee tastes great. The beans were gray in color and very dry.We thought the beans were going to be green and be more fresh. We are dissapointed with the product we recieved for the price we paid. We ordered three pounds and it wasn't cheap. Pictures and description on the website is unaccurate. Coffee tasted great but it was an old product unfortunately..

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by on April 14, 2009

I'm giving this coffee the highest marks. I found the coffee absolutely amazing. I was worried that the price was just for a limited supply coffee on the market. My wife treated me to this for my birthday and I now know that this is some truly great coffee. I roasted it just a few seconds into the second crack and rested it two days. Then I brewed it in an old pour over comet drip pot and it yielded such a wonderful cup that I could not believe it. Very oily in the cup with wonderful nuttiness and a floral bouquet that was like a tropic paradise. I roasted it lighter also. Good, but I highly recommend a full city+ roast(amazing!!) For espresso geeks( I am Silvia+Rocky) This absolutely was the best shot of espresso in my seven years as a coffee geek. I'm just sorry I can't afford this more often. Do it, you won't be sorry!

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by on September 2, 2005

Just recieved and roasted to just before the second crack. I waited 24hrs before grinding and cupping. The taste was sweet, nutty and chocolaty along with being mild. I higly reccomend everyone to at least give this one a try.

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