About

CONSTITUTION HILL TRUMPET TREE COFFEE FACTORY LTD

Founded in February 2014, Trumpet Tree Coffee Factory is owned and operated by Arthur Mcgowan, a Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee farmer. Currently, the property has 85 acres of rich Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee. The factory is located in Constitution Hill, St Andrew and is the home of Riddim Blue – 100% Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee.

Nestled at the ridge that joins Dallas Mountain with Darby peak on the world renowned Jamaica Blue Mountain – approximately 4000 ft above sea level, our highest quanlity arabica beans are grown, processed, roasted and packaged with diligent care. Whether exported green or roasted, our beans are of exceptional taste and cannot be compared to any other.

Our proud farmer would like you to enjoy a taste of Jamaica with every sip, whenever you have a cup of RIDDIM BLUE roasted or a BARREL of T.T.C.F. 100% Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee.

Arthur McGowan

TRUMPET TREE COFFEE FACTORY

CEO & CHIEF CULTIVATION OFFICER

Arthur and his ten siblings grew up in the Jamaica Blue Mountains with both parents where the main source of income for the family was farming. During the holidays and sometimes on weekends when school was out Arthur would assist his father on his farm. While in his final years at Trench Town Comprehensive High School, Arthur learned to play the Steel Pan from the school band. After high school he continued his journey as a professional bass player for the Caribbean Regal Steel Band.

In 1997, one year after his father died, he decided it was time it was time to seek a more stable and profitable career. With the availability of Land Water, the little farming knowledge he learned from his father, and a little savings from playing music Arthur decided to begin coffee farming.

While his first efforts at farming were less than encouraging, he did some research and decided a small irrigation system was necessary if the seedling were to thrive. As time went by Arthur nurtured and watched his seedlings gradually grow and mature into robust trees, yielding ripe, edible coffee berries. Over time Arthur cleared more land, planted more coffee, and expanded his business. Unfortunately, a neighbor’s fire got out of control and destroyed all three acres of seedlings. Even though this was a horrendous experience it proved to be a valuable lesson.

Arthur meditated deeply on his dream to own a successful business, and his unwavering passion for coffee burned even brighter. He replanted all three acres and more, ultimately achieving more than 85 acres of rich Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee. Determination, ingenuity, and hard work are the epitome of Arthur’s character. He possesses more than 15 years of experience growing and manufacturing coffee in his playground, the Jamaica Blue Mountains.

From his tranquil farm more than 4000 feet above sea level deep in the Jamaica Blue Mountains (considered his office) Arthur ensures that the best quality coffee is brought to harvest. Each batch of coffee reaped from the farm is pulped, hand-washed, and then placed on a barbecue to air dry. From developing a unique method of cultivation and a new approach to land, people, music, and culture, Arthur’s vision is to spearhead new development in the industry and ensure stakeholder satisfaction. After becoming frustrated with trade practices, Arthur acquired a license from the CIB to trade Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee.

Arthur is a dedicated father and farmer who is well respected by his peers. Arthur leads the RIDDIM STEEL BAND though sets of real Jamaican folk songs and hits of today.

Jason Flynn

Business Development Manager

 

Jason Flynn became a part of the Trumpet Tree Coffee Factory (T.T.C.F.) team in 2016. His interest in coffee growing and production started in 2004, when he took a “gap year” from his work and studies to visit his paternal grandfather in Jamaica…

During this time, he learned about the coffee industry from a relative who happened to own a coffee farm in the Cedar Valley district located at the foothills of Blue Mountain in St. Thomas. At this farm he gained valuable hands-on soil to cup experience in coffee growing and processing

Upon his return to Canada he began taking courses in coffee production, processing and marketing. He attended seminars, joined a global coffee networking group using social media. All of this helped to enhance his knowledge about the coffee industry and he became focused on setting up a business become a coffee importer.

Through the networking group he connected with TTCF and started working to become the Canadian distributor for the company. He is also using his experience to help them diversify their production and develop innovative strategies to create new markets.

Today Jason Is responsible for the management of strategic and operational marketing and customer relationship activities, and is the primary contact for new customers.

Riddim Blue is Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee of the highest quality

passionately grown, processed roasted and packaged to achieve the highest customer satisfaction