The coffee was introduced to Jamaica in the early 18th century, and now their coffee beans are considered to be the best and most expensive in the world. Roughly 80% of the crops are exported to Japan. People enjoy the coffee for its mild taste and non-bitterness. Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee is highest grown at 7,000 ft. above sea level. The soil is volcanic and well drained after frequent rains and a misty climate. Production is small compared to other countries, which explains the high price. The fruity flavor will develop on your palate. With intense aroma , rich flavor and a balance between full body and moderate acidity it is no wonder the high price is accepted.