- All exports of green coffee are certified by the Coffee Industry Board (CIB) which is the sole certifying agency for coffee in Jamaica.
- In addition to the Commercial Invoice, Certificates of Origin from the International Coffee Organization (ICO) and the Coffee Industry Board, describing the type, grade and amount of coffee being exported, are completed, stamped by the relevant authorities and sent to the approved importer by the Coffee Industry Board.
- All exports of green coffee from Jamaica are handled or executed by the CIB.
- Please contact the CIB for current recommended F.O.B. prices for Jamaica Blue Mountain® green and other green coffee prices:
Jamaica Blue Mtn. # 1 (barrels - 70kg; 30 kg; 15 kg.)
Jamaica Blue Mtn. #2 (barrels -70kg; 30 kg.; 15kg.)
Jamaica Blue Mtn. #3 ( " " " " )
Jamaica Blue Mtn. Peaberry ( " " ' )
Blue Mtn. Triage (bags of 60 kg. Each)
Unit prices may vary upwards depending on quantity ordered, the importing market and the exporter.
Prime grades of Jamaica Blue Mountain® green/raw coffee are exported in barrels of 70 kg (154 lbs) each; 30 kg (66 lbs) each or 15 kg (33 lbs) each. Other grades are sold in jute bags/sacks of 60 kg (132 lbs) each.
Jamaica Blue Mountain® coffee is sold in green and roasted forms. Green (un-roasted) is exported on behalf of the exporter by the Coffee Industry Board.
Roasted whole beans or roasted and ground Jamaica Blue Mountain® coffee is certified by the Coffee Industry Board, then exported by the approved manufacturer.
All coffee dealers and coffee works/factories must be first licensed by the Coffee Industry Board, in order to export the product.
- After inspection by the CIB of the roasted coffee, the ICO Certificate of Origin is completed, stamped and certified by the CIB to be sent to the importer by the manufacturer/exporter. along with the goods and the Commercial Invoice,
- The registered trade mark "Jamaica Blue Mountain®" is the absolute property of the Coffee Industry Board through its subsidiary Coffee Marks Limited, and may not be used by any person or company who is not so licensed.
- Any person carrying on or intending to carry on business in the roasting, purchase, sale (by wholesale or retail) or export of Jamaica Blue Mountain ® coffee should apply to the Coffee Industry Board/Coffee Marks Ltd. for a license to use the trademark.
Importation of coffee into Jamaica
The Coffee Industry Board (CIB), by virtue of the Customs Law (Cap. 89) is the sole importer of coffee, in whatever form – parchment, green/clean, roasted or soluble - into Jamaica. Any coffee imported into Jamaica, unless by permit recommended by the CIB to and issued by the Ministry of Agriculture in the case of green coffee or the Jamaica Customs in the case of roasted or soluble coffee, is therefore considered illegal.