A wonderful super fresh lot! Air freighted to New Jersey, than a quick truck to Wisconsin! Direct from our friend Stephen Dunkley whose family runs the estate with a little help from good friend Edgar Munn on logistics. The Munn family ran the Mavis Banks mill for generations, Edgar is likely the #1 JBM coffee authority in the US and a good buddy of Burman Coffee. JBM coffee is in both of these guys blood. We are proud to offer their best coffee, fresh as can be, to our home roasting family!
New 2023 crop! Flamstead is not your average Jamaican Blue Mountain. One of Jamaica’s first and most renowned coffee estates. An awesomely prepped; beautiful large beans, no defects, processed to perfection.
In 1728, the Governor of Jamaica, Sir Nicholas Lawes introduced coffee seedlings in the parish of St. Andrew; coffee production was first reported at Flamstead, St. Andrew, in 1764. Flamstead is the original Jamaican Blue Mountain, rich with heritage and the best beans in the country.
The Flamstead farm stands 3,300 feet above sea level and lies in an area traditionally associated with the production of high quality Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee. It is oftentimes covered by the cool mists of the Blue Mountains.
In 2014, Flamstead Estate Management made the decision to replace mechanical washing with fermentation. The benefits experienced include favorable color results, improved body, and enhanced flavor. They are pioneers in the Jamaican industry with tray drying (also known as African Beds). The benefits are: less pre hulling, clean taste, gentler drying process. If done successfully the flavor is enhanced. This is the big part of why these beans shine over your traditional JBM.
All Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee must be certified by the coffee industry board of Jamaica. The regulations are very strict and much of the coffee is rejected.
Balanced chocolate tones with a bit of raised island acidity. A nice medium roast leaves a cool little semi-sweet caramel/toffee note. Darker roasts are a bit more traditional with this bean and get pretty creamy smooth chocolaty tones with just a finishing hint of unique JBM island character.
Best at a nice medium roast; this cup gets a real nice chocolaty tones with a little island spice. At a light roast level it can come out a little underdeveloped woody/earthy. Lighter side of a medium roast to as dark as you want to go is fantastic, clean sweet and developed nicely. I tend to like a quicker roast to a city + (strong light roast, lighter medium roast, however you like to say it) to see it shine, although many will like it a little better pushing closer to 2nd crack, depends on if you like a little acidic crispness to the cup.