ブルーマウンテンコーヒー Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee

ジャマイカブルーマウンテンは繊細で特別な注意が必要

ジャマイカブルーマウンテンやジャマイカハイマウンテンといった高品質なコーヒーは大変繊細です。同じスペースで他の商品と保存している生豆は周りの匂いを吸収しやすく、一旦他の匂いがついてしまった生豆はブルーマウンテン本来のアロマをなくしてしまいます。
また生豆は焙煎豆と異なり長期保存がきくといわれていますが、長期で保存したブルーマウンテンはCIBのブルーマウンテン輸出基準からすると下記の劣化が生じてきます。

  1. 色褪せ
  2. 水分バランスの過多 (または乾燥しすぎている) 湿度やパッケージ、保存方法によります。
  3. 他の匂いがうつった生豆の味違い
  4. アロマの減少.
  5. 生豆サイズの縮小。保存の期間によっては18から17のサイズが16または15サイズにまで乾燥により縮みます。

上記の劣化を防ぐために、PJCTではすべての生豆を空輸で世界各国のお客様にお届けしております。新鮮なパンをベーカリーで購入するように、PJCTも新鮮な生豆をお客様にお届けいたします。

価格面では20トンや40トンのコンテナを船便で入荷する方が断然下げることができます。しかしながら、船便では他の商品も長期間同じ空間に置かれ生豆に異なる商品の匂いがうつる可能性もあります。高価なブルーマウンテンを愛するお客様には無視できないことです。

逆に空輸は大変スピーディーに輸入できます。ジャマイカを出発して平均4日で日本のあらゆる空港に到着します。船便と同じく、空輸でも異なる商品と同じ空間に置かれても、期間が短いため匂いがうつるリスクも大幅に軽減されます。ご希望のお客様には、私たちが一切入荷した樽を触ることなくブルーマウンテンコーヒーを空港から直接お客様にお届けすることも可能です。

私達は常に全てのジャマイカブルーマウンテンコーヒー生豆を空輸しています。

PJCTのブランド、商品とサービスについて

PJCTは品質、鮮度、迅速、誠実、倫理、公正とモラルをもって全てのお客様と農園に向き合います。コモディティにありがちな18歳以下の子供たちに労働をさせていたり、高値第一でCIBの検査に合格するだけの基準の農園とは一切取引しておりません。

PJCTの価格と販売について:

価格について:
  1. 私たちの価格は大変公正で透明です
  2. 私たちは同じ産業内でも低いマージンで運営しています
  3. 私たちは供給者である生産者(農家)から可能な限り最低価格にて取引をしています。次の年への良い品質のコーヒーを栽培してもらうよう常にフェアな取引をしています。
  4. To help us keep our prices competitively low:
  5. 小ロットをご希望のお客様用に大変少ないですが在庫も確保しています。
  6. 私たちは中間業者を雇っていません。

この数年、ジャマイカブルーマウンテンコーヒー産業は大きな変動期となっており、価格が下がる気配はありません。
他国産のコーヒーやスペシャルティと比較して品質と鮮度で再評価していただければありがたく存じます。

JBM is a Very Delicate and Requires Special Care

High quality coffee such as JBM and JHM brands are even more delicate than most of the other coffee we consume on a daily basis. Green bean coffee absorbs the aroma of other products that it shares the same storage space with.

The critical factors are:

  1. Paling off (colour deterioration).
  2. Moisture imbalance (either too moist or too dry) owing to the ambient relative humidity, packaging and storage.
  3. Change in taste as it becomes more exposed to other scents.
  4. Diminished aroma that is characteristic with freshly hulled and polished green beans.
  5. Shrinkage of the beans. Possibly going from a 18 or 17 screen size to possibly a 16 or 15 screen depending on the length and method of storage.

For these and other operational reasons are why we ship our coffee exclusively by air to all our clients all over the world. Like picking up a freshly baked loaf of bread at your local bakery, we are your trusted freshly milled green coffee beans source.

Cost wise, the lengthier sea freight might therefore work out to be better for full 20 or 40 ft. containers. However, as there are other items being shipped in the same vessel, the possibility exists for the beans to pick up a hint of some of the other cargo’s scent. To the average coffee lovers this is not noticeable. To the true connoisseurs however, this could be the make or break for you as purveyors of arguably the world’s finest coffee.

Airfreight on the other hand, is much speedier. Therefore the contact time with other products sharing the same holding space is substantially reduced. This method of freighting helps to bring the possibility of the delicate JBM Green Bean Coffee picking up off flavours to almost zero. Furthermore, your coffee goes directly to your door from the airport. Not to us.

Hence, we are 100% committed to airfreighting all our JBM Green Bean Coffee to you. Always.

Our Value-Delivery System

We bring you the freshest and the best of the best JBM Green Bean Coffee always. To achieve this feat, we operate exclusively on a JIT basis. This approach is indeed extremely challenging dealing with members of the value-delivery chain who are not fully appreciative of delivering on time. We have been able to work around these challenges primarily because of our unique management team combination.

Our Brand, Products and Services

We have remained true to our mission. The assurance you get from doing business with us are:

  1. We will always listen to your needs and work accordingly with you and the value-delivery team in Jamaica to meet your needs.
  2. We provide the best quality JBM Green Bean Coffee.
  3. We provide the freshest JBM Green Bean Coffee.
  4. We carry a very very small holding stock.
  5. We are always in the know with all the developments and can project changes before they become common knowledge.
  6. We provide JBM Green Bean Coffee exclusively from single farms (not estate).
  7. We import all our JBM Green Bean Coffee exclusively by air.
  8. We trade only JBM Green Bean Coffee. Jamaica High Mountain® (JHM) Coffee is provided on demand only and only after we are satisfied that our clients is never going to misrepresent it as JBM Green Bean Coffee.
  9. As in e. above, JBM Green Bean Coffee Select Grade is provided on demand only and only after we are satisfied that our clients is never going to misrepresent it as JBM Green Bean Coffee No.1 Grade).
  10. We purchase from coffee farms at the highest altitudes in the geographically demarcated Blue Mountain Coffee growing region. These beans mature slowly and hence develop a fuller body, more complex and yield the finest cup without fail.

Our Pricing and Sales Processes:

Our Pricing:
  1. Our pricing is very transparent and fair.
  2. We operate on the lowest margins in the industry.
  3. We work with our suppliers in Jamaica (the farmers) to get you the lowest possible price that is also very fair and conscientious to the farmers so that they can continue to produce coffee that is of the highest standards for the foreseeable future.
  4. To help us keep our prices competitively low:
  5. We carry a minuscular small holding stocks to meet the needs of our smaller clients’ needs.
  6. We do not use any intermediaries.
Our Sales Processes:
  1. The volume of coffee produced in the extremely tiny specified Blue Mountain Coffee growing region is very small in comparison to other coffee exporting countries. The volume at the higher altitudes, from where we source all our green beans, is even much much fewer. And needless to say, very highly sought after.
    These are like the finest grapes which are used to make each delectable bottle of Dom Pérignon or the most exclusive Goût de Diamants Champagne.
  2. This is why we work closely and continuously with you to determine your JBM Green Bean Coffee needs prior to start of the next crop-year, and hence secure your desired quantities.
  3. Throughout the entire process of working with you to determine your projected needs for the following year, we keep everyone at the other end of the value-delivery chain fully abreast and engaged.
  4. Owing to the point of origin of our beans (the highest altitudes) supplies begins late April at the earliest and ends in early October at the latest each year.

Our Fellow Importers of Jamaica Coffee

We believe each importer has a vital role to play and have been doing commendably so long before we entered the market. We coexist with our esteemed fellow importers of Jamaica Coffee because we work to supply our niches to the best of our ability. Our relatively small size makes us very nimble and our single product puts us in good stead with all our existing clients and indeed you our future strategic partners. We relate to your needs and work with you to satisfy them to the best of our abilities being honest and open with you at all times.
Our commitment to bringing you the freshest and the least exposed beans to you knows no boundaries. We pull out all the stops to cut out all the unnecessary intermediaries.
Our flow is very simple:
Pros: ① Single Farm (Single Beans) ⇒ ➁ Processor (No Mixed Beans) ⇒ ➂ CIB ⇒ ④ Airline ⇒ ➄ You
Cons: You need to project your needs for the next crop-year.

Standard industry flow:

Pros: Carry a large holding stock.
Cons: ① Agent/Broker ⇒ ➁ Processor ⇒ ➂ Processor’s agents buy from many farmers (whose growing altitude varies) ⇒ ④ Processor (Mixed Beans) ⇒ ➄ CIB ⇒ ➅ Shipping (Sea Freight) ⇒ ➆ Importer’s facilities ⇒ ➇ Distributors ⇒ ➈ Regional Distributors ⇒ ➉ Sub-Distributors ⇒ ⑪ You