The pulping station is the point of receipt for our processing facility. When the coffee has been picked and floated it is taken into the processing facility in batches.
At receipt we register where exactly the coffee is from so we can track your specific batch back to the day and location it was picked.
Drying of our Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee is either done on drying racks or on what is called a BBQ.
Drying is quite labour intensive as the beans is raked and turned over continuously throughout the day.
Humidity testing is done several times while the coffee is drying in the sunshine.
A moisture analyzer is used to do final checks, but the guys at the processing facility are so skilled that they can rub and bite into a bean and then tell the moisture content – down to the decimals. They are that good.
Things take time. That is so true when it comes to good quality coffee.
After the coffee has dried, and carefully turned over and monitored it is finally taken off the drying racks and put into silos for the next phase – resting.
Once the coffee has rested for several weeks it is hulled and moved through a separator.
This removes the last husks from the beans and sorts it roughly in preparation for the manual sorting and grading.
Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee is sorted manually. It is extremely labour intensive and it is hard work.
The ladies sorting Oubu Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee are exceptional at spotting coffee beans with even the slightest defects and discoloration. Although only the most skilled coffee connoisseurs will be able to taste the difference in the grades, it does make a difference when roasting the coffee.
The iconic Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee barrels are assembled on site at our processing facility and is filled there and then.
Today we have other ways of protecting and transporting coffee as well, but barrels remain key in Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee export.
The processing of the green beans is now done, and we’ve sent off all barrels to the Coffee Industry Board.
From this point on, the CIB will cup and test the coffee to ensure that everything that is sent off lives up to the usual high standard that we all know and appreciate.
The coffee batch has been sent from Jamaica and has now either reached the customer that reserved it – or has been taking into our warehouse ready for distribution. Feel free to contact us if you are interested in this batch.
We store our coffee in a managed coffee warehouse in Tilbury, UK, from where we can send any quantity of coffee you may need.
It says ‘approximate kgs’ for a reason.
Once the coffee has been hulled and sorted the majority of the coffee is suitable for export but there is always an amount that won’t make the cut. So please only see the quantity as a guide not an exact amount.