Blue Mountain Coffee (Europe) Limited Introduces First Jamaica Blue Mountain Rainforest Alliance Certified Coffee to the European Market

The Jamaica Blue Mountain Estate Coffee, Clifton Mount Estate, has been awarded Rainforest Alliance Certification. It is the first Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee to gain ethical certification destined to Europe. Blue Mountain Coffee (Europe) Limited has registered as a Rainforest Alliance trader.

London, United Kingdom, September 10, 2011 --( Guy Wilmot of Blue Mountain Coffee (Europe) Limited said, “We are very happy to advise that our Jamaica Blue Mountain Estate Coffee, Clifton Mount Estate, has acquired Rainforest Alliance certification and is the only Jamaican coffee available in Europe certified by the Rainforest Alliance.

“Clifton Mount Estate is situated in St. Andrew in the most spectacularly beautiful location in the Blue Mountains on the Eastern slope of St. Catherine's Peak. It has a beautiful early 19th century house, surrounded by formal showpiece gardens in which peacocks roam, enjoying incredible views and surrounded by vineyard-like stands of well ordered coffee trees.

“The estate was founded in the mid-18th century and a Robert Hamilton was in possession and working coffee in 1810 according to an official land survey of the time. Clifton Mount Estate comprises 112 hectares of which 72 hectares are under coffee standing at 1,300 metres above sea level.”

Notes to Editors:

Blue Mountain Coffee (Europe) Limited is the Principal Importer and Representative of Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee in Europe.

Founded in 1996, following the acquisition of the Langford Brothers operation, Blue Mountain Coffee (Europe) Limited assumed responsibility for sales and distribution in Europe of Jamaica Blue Mountain® green coffee for the Jamaican growers and processors.

Our philosophy is based on the highest product quality, social, ethical & environmental responsibility working closely with our Jamaican partners. We deliver the coffee to our customers applying the Just In Time principle to provide for the quickest possible delivery times from stocks held in our European depots. This service is offered to large, medium and micro roasters either directly or through our regional distributors.

Available quantities of Jamaica Blue Mountain® coffee are small, but we are working with our Jamaican partners, and with our various European distributors, to try and ensure that regular customers always have their required availability. To this end, we hold our principal stock in Antwerp & East of London with subsidiary stocks in Hamburg, Barcelona & Trieste, managed by our distributor partners. We have a programme of regular topping up and replacement from Jamaica via Antwerp in place.

Blue Mountain Coffee (Europe) Limited represents the main processors, including the Clydesdale group, Mavis Bank, Wallenford and Gold Cup, as well as the estate coffees, RSW Estates® and Clifton Mount Estate®. For more information, please visit

Blue Mountain Coffee (Europe) Limited
Peter de Bruyne
0207 584 7545
111a Walton Street
London, SW3 2HP
United Kingdom