Trumpet Tree Coffee Factory Limited (TCCF) is owned and operated by its Chief Executive Officer Mr. Arthur McGowan. TCCF is a Certified Producer of Single Origin 100% Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee located in Constitution Hill, St Andrew perfectly nestled at the ridge that joins Dallas Mountain with Derby Peak on Jamaica’s renowned Blue Mountain. The Company is a member of the Jamaica Coffee Exporters Association (JCEA) and has been processing its premium grade coffee for export to USA, Europe, Korea, China and more recently Japan, while premium grades Arabica beans are also diligently roasted and packed under the brand Riddim Blue. Riddim Blue is sold to the hospitality trade local and overseas as well as gift shops and restaurants.
Trumpet Tree Coffee is therefore involved in every step of production from the Farm to the Cup, using a process which evolves from sustainable farming practices. The coffee is Artisan hand- picked and processed in small batches ensuring traceability, remarkably consistent high quality product, with delicate mildness and complexity of flavours.
Arthur has more than 20 years of experience growing, sourcing andmanufacturing coffee in his playground, Jamaica Blue Mountain. From the tranquillity of the coffee farms, considered his office, he ensures the best quality coffee is brought to harvest and farmer’s interest is secured.
From developing unique methods of cultivation and new approaches to land, people, culture and coffee, Arthur’s vision is to spearhead new developments in the industry and stakeholder satisfaction. Arthur is a warm and engaging person with two passions: Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee and Jamaican Steel Pan Music.
THE TTCF FARMS & BUYING AREAS
Flamsted & Good Hope Farms
The Company owns and operates two farms in the two well-respected coffee growing regions of the Jamaica BlueMountain of high elevation. Both farms are in the same region which issome 4 miles above Mavis Bank District.
Farm Size 63 Acres
Average Annual Production 4,000 Boxes
Elevation above sea level 3500 ft.
Harvesting Period Oct – March
Permanent Employees 12
Constitution Hill Farms
The Company owns and operates three small coffee farms in Constitution Hill totalling 20 acres of mature coffee trees.
Farm Size 20 Acres
Annual Production 1,700 Boxes
Elevation above sea level 2,700 ft.
Harvesting Period Aug – Jan
Permanent Employees 7
The Main Buying areas
The Company set up collecting depots in the following areas of high elevation for the purchasing of cherry coffee from farmers at competitive prices.
Pulping and Washing Works
Coffee whether from farms or collections from farmers are brought to the pulping facility in Constitution Hill. Pulping is done using small mechanized pulpers then passes through a stand-alone mucilage remover to wash the beans. Coffee pulp is stored for compost and used on the farms while the coffee beans are transported to the Drying and Finishing works.
Processing & Finishing Works
Trumpet Tree Coffee Factory is ergonomically designed and fitted with tested and proven equipment that assures good quality and consistency. The factory occupies 25,000 sq. ft. of space with a production capacity of 100,000 boxes or one million pounds of green beans. Coffee after drying are stored in a temperature controlled room where the relative humidity is carefully monitored as the coffee is rested for a period not less than eight (8) week. Coffee will remain in the resting stage until an order for sale is received. Base on capacity an order for 5 tons could be ready for delivery in 2-3 weeks.
Hand Picking at TTCF
Currently the handpicking station can accommodate 40 hand pickers and there is an expansion plan to move this figure to 100 in short order.