Just arrived, Honey Washed Rasuna en Semi Washed Wahana
Beautiful coffee, very profesionally prepared.
Fine roast, very good body.
Jamaica Blue Mountain
The crop in Jamaica has been seriously disturbed by diseases
Our supplier from Jamaica wrote:
As you know, a combination of Leaf Rust & Berry Borer, during this past JBM Crop, reduced the overall volume virtually to a third of what it was a few years ago.
We have to report that the forthcoming crop may well be slightly smaller as the result of early instances of "pales" and "lights" brought about by the drought which, moreover, has delayed the new crop and caused major increases in processing costs as the result of the lower yields of export quality coffee as determined by the Coffee Industry Board of Jamaica. We had been hopeful of a slight increase in the new crop volume, over the past year, but early out turns have confounded this hope.
This situation has caused a "Perfect Storm" with cherry prices at farmers' gates achieving record prices unknown in the history of Jamaican coffee as the farming community tries to recoup its losses against an ever-diminishing crop yield compounding costs further in terms of the processing expenses & with demand in Japan having recovered from previous years combined with greatly enhanced demand in such relatively new markets as South Korea.
We, therefore, must give you warning of price increases for green JBM of an unprecedented level, of a minimum of 40 percent, just to cover part of the real increased cost.
Unfortunately, Cuba has been sold out.
We have to wait till the new crop.
Maybe the Dominican Republic?