-It has been claimed that coffee is second to oil in terms of world commodity trading and that it provides employment for around 20 million people!
-The name ‘coffee’ may be derived from the Arabic “qahwah”; or alternatively may have arisen due to the connection with the province Kaffa, in Ethiopia.
-The coffee tree is indigenous to Ethiopia, not Arabia as many tend to think and belongs to the genus Coffea of the Rubianceae, or madder, family.
-The Blue Mountain itself, in Jamaica, is approximately 1,500 hectares
-Only the ripe cherries are accepted for processing after being hand-picked and sun-dried in the
-Japan imports 85% of Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee, and in 1997 its retail price [in Japan] ranged from US$ 100 to $130 per kilogram!
-A blend must have a minimum of 30% Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee once the name and logo trademark is used.