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  • Jamaican Blue Mountain -Mavis Bank Central Factory

    The April BeanBay saw the first ever barrel of Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee go through CoffeeSnobs.  

    We have had JBM before but not as good an estate and never a whole barrel so it was a landmark event in our short history.

    Below are some pictures of said barrel.

    At nearly $100/kg getting a sealed barrel of J.B.M. is the best way to know that the coffee you bought actually came from a legitimate source and is in fact what you were paying for.

    First picture is the paper (certificate?) you find in the top of the barrel when you open it, the others are the top and side markings.  





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    The top...


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      The sides...

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        The sides...

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          The sides...

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            The sides...

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              Before you ask...

              This barrel has now made its home at "The Snobbery" but we are open to ideas on what we should do with the next barrel that we come across.



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                Perhaps everyone who purchases a kilo from the next barrel gets a ticket.
                Then hold a random draw of who wins it.

                Postage might be an issue, but then again, you could always just give it
                to me (unopened). ;-)

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                  Itd fit perfectly in my (vision of) great cafe/roasterie. A whole row of wooden barrels filled with beans. ;D


                  Java "Loves the old look" phile
                  Toys! I must have new toys!!!

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                    Is it anything like old rum barrels, put a bit of water in to soak out the rum/coffee?

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                      IIRC Old Rum Barrels are actually once used Bourbon Barrels. Going on the rough looking construction of the JABLUM barrel there must be a shortage of Coopers in Jamaica..

                      Andy does the 1 on the lid designate grade 1?

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                        Coopers? The barrel is actualy fairly well made, the photos show-up the 3rd band as being crook but the joins are all good and the handy work looks great for something that was never destined to hold liquid.

                        Not too sure what the one stamped on the top is for.

                        Its all grade one, that is all the Jamaican coffee board will allow for export from the 3 Blue Mountain farms so thats not it.

                        Might have been the first barrel from that lot?

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                          I went ahead and roasted mine today - nervous as all hell, Lizzie and I split half a kilo each but I did not want to turn this lot to char!

                          http://cafe-grendel.blogspot.com/2007/05/jmb.html All the piccies are on the blog and this ;D means I am happy with the result. They roasted very cleanly and evenly and if they taste as good as they look then I am in for a treat.

                          I may stick my hand up for more.

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                            Great looking roast Grendel.
                            I bet now the nerves have settled you are pretty happy with the result.

                            Well done.

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                              Thanks Andy - Now I just have to make sure I get the most of the 209 grams of coffee!

                              10 grams for cupping

                              50 grams for plunger

                              80 grams for 4 double shot ristrettos

                              60 grams for 3 piccolo lattes

                              9 grams to rule them all and in the darkness bind them (Or something like that).

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