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J Martinez

Posted: 10/19/10
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J Martinez Coffee

A few months ago, we got a very special shipment of J Martinez Jamaica Blue Mountain whole bean coffee. For a limited time only, the brand’s signature medium roast is available with rare peaberry beans for more a fragrant, concentrated flavor. In honor of this unique coffee, we’d like to give you a closer look at J.Martinez & Company as a whole and explore the unique taste profiles that have made this roaster famous.

Founded in 1988 by Jamaican native John Martinez, the company introduced the public to a whole new way of experiencing coffee. J. Martinez began offering estate coffees at its inception, allowing buyers to find out exactly where their coffee came from. Pinpointing the origin of whole bean coffee lets espresso connoisseurs better understand, appreciate and predict the flavor profile of their beverages. John Martinez’s passion and his company’s rich heritage continue to thrive today, as more and more people seek out the brand's elite coffees. 

J.Martinez is your ticket to a diverse, adventurous coffee experience. Its collection of fine coffees spans the globe, representing exotic locales from Jamaica, Hawaii, and Yemen to India, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Kenya. Pay tribute to the country that discovered coffee with the spicy, tangy and fruity flavors of J. Martinez Ethiopian Harrar Horse or stop in for a taste of the bright, medium-bodied of Kenya AA (available in medium and dark dark roasts). Also, if you love African beans, consider J. Martinez’s Tanzania Kilimanjaro Peaberry, harvested from the base of the continent’s highest mountain, this coffee features intricate flavors, reminiscent of fine wine.

 Latte ArtVenture towards the Arabian Peninsula and you’ll discover luxurious chocolate overtones courtesy of the company’s prized dark-roast Yemen Mattari. Equally as intriguing is the J. Martinez India Monsooned Malabar, a mellow, smooth coffee that delivers vibrant espressos. For a nutty, clean coffee, go for the Hawaiian Kona Whole Bean, available in your choice of medium and dark roasts. Otherwise, swing back to John Martinez’s native Jamaica and indulge in the sweet, delicate flavors of Blue Mountain Coffee (also available in medium and dark roasts).

If you’re a fan of gourmet blends, try Don Giovanni’s Espresso Bellisimo. This coffee broke the mold for J. Martinez, as it is the only blend in the company’s repertoire. Can’t pick just one coffee, the Estate Sampler has your name written on it. Don’t get stuck in a rut, explore the world with J. Martinez’s luxurious coffee collection!