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               100% Organic Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee

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Our Coffee - The Production

  • Rowan's Royale Organic Blue Mountain Coffee is grown on a small farm above Silver Hill Gap in Portland, Jamaica at an elevation of over 4000 ft.
  • No pesticides, fungicides or herbicides have been used on the farm and no inorganic fertilizers in the last 37 years.
  • Rowan's Royale coffee is largely shade grown. Special care is taken to preserve wild flowers & shrubs that support an active bird & bee population.
  • The farm is a part of the Blue & John Crow Mountain National Park which is a protected nature reserve.
Coffee Beans


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  • Most of the employees have worked on the farm since 1993 and participate regularly in organic seminars & workshops.
  • Family-owned.
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Water Harvesting

Our Coffee - The People

In 1957, Dorienne Rowan-Campbell's father, Horace Rowan-Campbell, bought the land from the Benns, family friends whose ties and friendship spans across four generations. The Benns were coffee growers, but the highest part of the land on the southside of the farm had not been used for many years.

Dorienne's father replanted this area and began coffee farming anew. Land was laid out by the Coffee guru of those days, Mr Moss. The family moved to Canada and the farm was left to nature for many years. Dorienne began resuscitation of the farm in 1992 using organic standards and principles.

The farm is family owned and operated. The management and marketing team is made up of Dorienne, her son Rowan Wilson-Smillie and her husband Tony Fisher. On a day to day basis, the farm management and inspections rest with Dorienne andTony, and they work with their farm team to pick, pulp, dry, store size, grade, roast and package the coffee. Dorienne and Tony are also responsible for quality control to size, grade, roast and package the coffee.

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RowanNickeisha Reid, Ceres Inspector, Ronald Maragh Foreman,
Uli Findel CERES Managing Partner, A Naulty and R. Miller.
The team, who regularly attend organic training programmes, has worked together at Rowan's Royale since 1999. The foreman has worked with Rowan's Royale since 1993. They now can manage inspections on their own.
 


Our Coffee - The Product

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Organic Certification

  • Rowan's Royale was first certified in 2002 by BCS OKO for both on & off farm production.
  • Since 2004, it has been certified by CERES GmbH - Germany - to EC 2092/91 & NOP organic standards.
  • The German certifying agency inspects the farm and records once per year to ensure compliance with all regulations & legislations in the EC and in North America.
  • Organic certification for Japan commenced in 2009.
CURRENT CERTIFICATES :
Non EU Agriculture
JM-BIO-140
NOP # 45017
CANADIAN COMPLIANCE
JAPAN # 45018

Packaging

Heat sealed stand up "Ziplock" pouches with Industry standard one-way degassing valves.

Packaged primarily in:
  • 200 gram packages for beans &
  • 200 & 300 gram packages for ground
Larger size packages can be accommodated dependent on the order.
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Ordering Wholesale or Becoming a Distributor

DISTRIBUTION CENTERS & CONTACTS ARE LOCATED IN:
  • CANADA 613-482-6396
  • U.S.A. 510-261-1766
  • JAMAICA 876-927-2015
ENQUIRIES OR INTEREST IN DISTRIBUTION AND/OR BULK PURCHASING ARE WELCOME

Our Coffee - The Process

Picker
THE PICKERS
Picker

Processing 1
THE PULPERS

Drying
THE DRYERS
Drying


Our Location in the Blue & John Crow Moundatins Forest Reserves
A UNESCO World Heritage Site

Location
90 minutes to the city of Kingston
Location Location
* The farm is located at 4000 ft in the blue mountains that rises in excess of 7000 ft above sea level.
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Location Location


 
Non EU Agriculture
JM-BIO-140
NOP # 45017
CANADIAN COMPLIANCE
JAPAN # 45018
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