Mavis Bank Coffee

Edgar Munn has always been a “coffee man”; it happens when you grow up on a coffee farm with a coffee family. From his grandparents Victor and Edna who started at Mavis Bank, to his uncle Keble, you could say it was in his blood.

As a young man Edgar gained his business sense from his father who brought the Yellow Cab business to Jamaica. After high school Edgar studied diesel mechanics in England and had a long and successful career owning a heavy equipment business, but he never lost his love for coffee.

In 1990 only a few people had even heard of an ecommerce business, but Edgar recognized that the internet provided a way for him to bring his beloved Blue Mountain Coffee to the world. He started with one website representing his family’s coffee, importing roasted beans to the US, and shipping it out. As the business grew, Edgar added more websites, more coffee, and soon realized he was ready to roast coffee himself.

In 2006 not only had the selling of roasted coffee become his full time business, but Edgar was also the leading importer of Jamaica Blue Mountain green beans into the United States. Coffee brokers, small roasters, and large companies recognized that when they wanted 100% Blue Mountain Coffee they could trust Edgar Munn to provide the highest quality bean at a competitive price.

Today www.bluemountaincoffee.com is the leading source for Blue Mountain Coffee in the US. While many others still travel to Jamaica to buy coffee in the local markets and resell it on the internet, Edgar only sells beans that he roasts to order on a daily basis.

Our Beginnings

From early childhood in Jamaica to our current roastery in Cumming Georgia, Blue Mountain Coffee.

1921

Victor and Edna Munn

Victor and Edna Munn start Mavis Bank Central Factory.

1921

Edgar

Edgar growing up on the factory grounds (age 3-5)

Edgar and Peter

Edgar and Peter at the factory. (ages 11 and 5)

Old Family Home

The old family home in Jamaica, next door to the coffee factory.

1955

Central Factory Fire

The Mavis Bank Central Factory burnt to the ground.

1955
1955

Central Factory Rebuilt

The new Mavis Bank Central Factory was rebuilt.

1955
Mid 1980's

Edgar in Jamaica

Edgar in Jamaica at Mavis Bank Central Factory in the mid-1980’s.

Mid 1980's
Present Day

Edgar and Blue Mountain Coffee

Edgar Munn, Blue Mountain Coffee

Present Day
Present Day

Edgar Munn and Chuck Holmgreen

Edgar Munn and Chuck Holmgreen in Jamaica

Present Day