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Mavis Bank Coffee Factory

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Address: Kingston, Jamaica
Phone Number: +1 876-977-8013
Description:

See how famous Blue Mountain coffee is harvested and processed.

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interesting factory and amating tasting

Found this factory while I was wandering through the Blue Mountains. After I paid the entrance fee I got a sample of the coffee and due to I was the only visitor a private tour... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 April 2015
Lennyaroundtheworld
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

We had been travelling around Jamaica and had 4 days in Kingston. We had planned to do a hike up Blue Mountain but had not realised we needed to book this in advance. I was also not fit to do a walk.Went to Kingston Tourist Office and met an officer called O'Neill. He very helpfully put us in touch with... More 

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Thank Orlabaj1
Kingston, Jamaica
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015

This factory was recommended as having all the aspects of coffee processing available however despite the friendly tour guide who said he has spent the last forty years at the factory's best effort, the tour fell well short. It must have been conceptualized forty years ago and hasn't changed. The first impression on arrival was given by a security guard... More 

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2 Thank Antonette W
Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2015

If you are a coffee buff, you get to see where the famous Jablum JAmican BLUe Mountain (hence the acronym) is produced. If you are not a coffee buff, the experience is a little dry shall we say. The 'tour' (it's more of an inspection) lasted all of a mere 10 minutes (yes...10). One is shown sacks of coffee, a... More 

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4 Thank Mark H
Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2015

Found this factory while I was wandering through the Blue Mountains. After I paid the entrance fee I got a sample of the coffee and due to I was the only visitor a private tour. It was very interesting to see how this factory produces one of the world most expencsive coffees. You will see all steps, from roasting to... More 

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Thank Lennyaroundtheworld
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2013

We visited on a really quiet day so the two of us took the tour.We were given a cup of the best tasting coffee ever before we started. It was fascinating to see the entire process of coffee making. The factory was small and had different sections and we got to see them all from the coffee beans being dried... More 

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1 Thank sol-soprano
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2012

I'd always been curious about how coffee was really processed, and this tour provided the answer. There were just five people in our group, so there was plenty of opportunity to ask questions, which were answered helpfully. The factory is quite small, and was quiet on the day we visited, but we got a sense of how busy it could... More 

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2 Thank Kate B
Kingston, Jamaica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2012

One on one experience of coffee grinding, roasting, brewing and tastin tour, sights and smells at the factory are surreal. Meet the farmers in Coffee land, the cold hills of Mavis Bank, close to the Blue Mountains

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3 Thank Charmainebk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2012

The ride was a bit rough but still l a great chance to take some fabulous pics of the country side. the real story of Jamaican coffee has proven to be both educational and uplifting in its own unique way and the knowledgeable did a great job of it. this is a great trip for real coffee lover and tourist... More 

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Thank Jerwi
Baltimore, MD
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2012

It was an interesting trip. To be some of the most expensive coffee in the world, the manufacturing plant is very low tech. It was worth seeing to see how a major industry in Jamaica operates.

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3 Thank Aaron R
Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2008

A group of nine visited the factory Oct. 6, 2008. Barbara gave a wonderful tour explaining everything from the coffee cherries to the storage, curing, and roasting of the beans. We saw the beans being sorted by a number of workers. After the tour we enjoyed a taste of freshly brewed coffee. The charge was $5 US per person. Barbara... More 

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