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ATLANTA, GA, August 18, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Grown high in the peaks of the Jamaican Blue Mountain range, the coffee beans of the same name are a famous delicacy the world over. Scattered across this vast-reaching, lush landscape are untold numbers of Blue Mountain coffee plantations, all of which are cultivated with the utmost attention to detail.
The Rich Flavor of Blue Mountain Blends
Perfection in a cup requires diligence and an unwavering commitment to ideal growing conditions, something Jamaican planters have mastered over the last few centuries. Aside from the breathtaking views afforded by the 7,000-foot elevation in the Blue Mountains, the cool temperatures and green vegetation combine to make the ideal coffee bean growing conditions.
Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee is such a popular delicacy that the country's government has to first approve every exported batch with an official seal. Coffee is one of Jamaica's leading exports, so the Industry Board of Jamaica regulates the coffee trade with scrutiny due to the impact it has on the national economy.
If there was ever a place to grow coffee, the Blue Mountains are the prime location. The lush rainforests provide ample shade, which protects the beans from excess sunlight exposure, and the altitude and soil fertility are in exact alignment with what the coffee crop needs to thrive. No batch can be deemed Blue Mountain-worthy unless it is grown within 1,800 and 5,500 feet above sea level. This is the so-called "sweet spot" as coffee flavor naturally becomes bolder when planted at higher altitudes.
According to John Martinez, Owner of J. Martinez & Company, "Blue Mountain coffee plantations also have the advantage of the moisture-inducing North East Trade Winds. The climate is cool and damp to the perfect degree. The soil is far from the most fertile as it is formed from metamorphic rock, but for whatever reason, this combination produces a spectacular cup of coffee!"
J. Martinez is a well-known Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee dealer. You can learn more about the products they sell by visiting http://www.martinezfinecoffees.com.
About J. Martinez & Company:
Established in 1988, J. Martinez & Company is an Atlanta-based purveyor of fine coffees and other gourmet items. J. Martinez & Company originated the concept of single estate coffees more than twenty years ago and still carries only the finest premium coffee beans from estates around the world, including Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee and Kona coffee from Hawaii.
For more information, please visit http://www.martinezfinecoffees.com.
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