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Posted Mon Jul 2, 2012, 2:10am
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There are many grade of Blue Mountain coffee bean available in the market, ranging form $100 to >$300/lb.  How to justify their quality?  We can't only justify them on price.

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Posted Mon Jul 2, 2012, 6:16am
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Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee grows very slowly at a hight of 3,000 to 5,500 ft in an area of only 15,000 acres of Jamaican rain forest, which makes it a small crop and therefore valueable. Since it's rare, expensive and much sought-after, there's a lot of fake JBM on the market.

 
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Posted Mon Jul 2, 2012, 7:36am
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NobbyR Said:

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there's a lot of fake JBM on the market.

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Thanks for your advice.

How can a consumer justify it?  High price does not mean 100% genuine product?
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Posted Mon Jul 2, 2012, 8:05am
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satimis Said:

Thanks for your advice.

How can a consumer justify it?  High price does not mean 100% genuine product?

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In my opinion, you can't justify it.  The only reason to seek after true JBM is only... because it's JBM.

There are plenty of much much cheaper alternatives with flavors just as interesting, delicate, or whatever special qualities there are in JBM as a coffee beverage.  No one buys JBM because it is the only exemplar of those qualities; instead, it suffers from the economics of "only-the-best" psychology, as well as fixations by an overdemanding Japanese market.  (Though the Japanese demand may have changed in the past 10 years since I first heard that.)

If you get a chance to try some verifiably true JBM, do so.  I think you'll agree that it's nice and appealing, but not worth $100/lb.  My experience with it was pleasant, brought by hand from a native of Jamaica who visited home and returned with the freshly-roasted coffee within a week.  I drank it up on a daily basis rather than "saving" it for special occasions.  Coffee doesn't stay nice for a special occasion; once it's roasted, drink it up!

 
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Posted Mon Jul 2, 2012, 10:18am
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It should not cost $100/lb (though where you live might make it more expensive). We sell three different 100% Jamaica Blue Mountain coffees, all with distinctive flavors, but all generally suberbly balanced coffees. In fact we sell more pounds of Wallenford than any other of our coffees (on the retail side). It is great coffee, but buy from a reputable dealer.

On the other hand, I would not drink it every day, the same way I don't want the same bottle of wine with every meal. There is a lot of great coffee out there.
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Posted Mon Jul 2, 2012, 10:32am
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Given you are Hong Kong, would it be correct to believe the amounts (100-300) are Hong Kong dollar not USD.. if yes that makes sense otherwise I suggest you check with Glory Coffee Roastery ( 18 Grams - their Coffee Shops  http://www.18grams.com/ ) in Hong Kong for their prices.

Is it worth it, some would say yes and others no.. Key is that it is certfiied JBM and not Blue Mountain "Blends"

Me personally it can be a great coffee but I'll home roast at about $18-25 USD (140-194HKD) per pound versus up to 3X that roasted

 
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Posted Tue Jul 3, 2012, 9:20am
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It is USD.  They are available in SOGO, Causeway and Great, Admiralty, both in Hong Kong Island.  In my next visit I'll pay special attention whether they are marked only BM or JBM.

I still consider they are too expensive here.  I'm considering purchasing them online.  Any suggestion of reliable online suppliers for retail, NOT for bulk quantity nor by auction?  Also CoE and Speciality online suppliers.  TIA
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Posted Tue Jul 3, 2012, 9:28am
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We ship to Asian customers regularly - www.martinezfinecoffees.com and our Fedex rates aren't bad to Hong Kong.
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Posted Thu Jul 5, 2012, 4:03am
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martinez0004 Said:

We ship to Asian customers regularly - www.martinezfinecoffees.com and our Fedex rates aren't bad to Hong Kong.

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Thanks for your info

What is the quality spec of your Jamaican Blue Mountain beans?
Blue Mountain No. 1/2/3
Blue Mountain Peaberry
Blue Mountain Triage

Roasted or un-roasted.  The approx Fedex rate?
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Posted Thu Jul 5, 2012, 8:26am
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We carry three Blue Mountain coffees, all are No. 1 : RSW Estates, Wallenford and Clifton Mount Estate. We import green coffee directly from Jamaica and roast in Atlanta just prior to shipping. You can find descriptions of the coffees in our Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee page
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