Jamaica produces relatively little coffee every year, and not everything comes from Blue Mountain. But the coffee that grows here, grows very high.
The production is extremely limited, and the harvest is about 80% to Japan. In addition, these beans are very labor-intensive in production and must be selected from the mountain slopes by hand. The high elevation, the cool temperatures and the volcanic soil contribute to the harvest lasting almost 10 months. This is much longer than in other coffee growing areas.
The resulting cup of coffee is well balanced with a full-bodied, medium acidity and a slightly sweet taste. Some say Blue Mountain coffee is the smoothest brew they’ve ever tasted.
Getting these high-quality beans in the States will cost you quite a penny. Is it worth it? Anyone who has tried Blue Mountain Coffee will say F-Yes.
But like Kona, Blue Mountain is one of those coffees that have to be bought wisely.
Many brands will tempt you to buy their coffee by claiming the name Jamaican Blue Mountain. Avoid blends and Jamaican coffee at a price of less than $ 20 a pound. To call a coffee a Jamaican Blue Mountain Blend, only a very small amount of coffee needs to be Blue Mountain.
The profile of this coffee ensures excellent drip coffee, whether doused or automatic. Drink it black and enjoy one of the most coveted coffees in the world.
- Brand: Volcanica Coffee
- Beans: Arabica
- Origin: Jamaica
- Type: Single origin
- Tasting notes: Sweet herbs and floral, with overtones of nuts
- Aroma: Mild, smooth with vibrant acidity
- Recommended brew styles: Drip