The Blue Mountains are located north of Kingston, eastern side of the island, rise to a height of 2,350 meters. The bean cultivated is mostly Arabica Typica.
This coffee flourishes under fertile, volcanic soils, regular rainfall, and, most importantly, a foggy cloud cover of the island to cast shadows from the burning sun. All of these elements are combined to evolve into coffee with exceptional sweetness and aroma, rich in flavor and full body with mild acidity.
To be called Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee, it must be cultivated at a height of 1,800 meters in the area of Portland, St. Andrew, St. Mary and St Thomas.