What Makes Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee Beans Unique

What Makes Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee Beans Unique

Sean Gregory
6 minute read

While a cup of Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee is expensive, you will not be disappointed if you are a true coffee enthusiast. Some people want to incorporate art into their clothing and appearance, yet others like to live their lives artistically.

To some coffee enthusiasts, purchasing Blue Mountain coffee is a method of displaying interest in art and ethnicity. Because of its distinct aroma and flavor, Blue Mountain Coffee is a one-of-a-kind experience.

The flavor of the beans distinguishes it from others. This drink can penetrate every sense in the human body and rejuvenate it on a whole new level. The aroma has a certain delicacy that distinguishes it from others.

Jamaican coffee has a unique flavor that changes every time you drink it! However, no matter how nice it tastes, you can only enjoy it if you can afford it. If you want to try these fancy beans even once, prepare yourself, as this coffee doesn't come cheap. However, we are certain that you will not be disappointed. It is truly worth every penny.

What Type Of Bean is Blue Mountain Coffee?

Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee is one of the many varieties of Arabica beans growing around the world. You will not find a robusta version of authentic Blue Mountain Coffee. 

The beans will typically be roasted to a medium-dark roast to extract a bold and earthy, yet fruity flavor profile exclusive to the Jamaican Mountains.

Flavor and Aroma of Blue Mountain Coffee

For coffee enthusiasts, preference is determined by a variety of factors. Someone may favor one type over another because of the aroma, while another may prefer one type over another because of the taste. Some people also want a specific texture.

The actual flavor of coffee is affected by several factors. These include fogginess, rainfall, land fertility and weather, and so on where the coffee bean is actually grown.

Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee is grown in such a way that the flavor is boldly unique. Everything is done by hand, from sowing through selecting and even picking and drying the beans. 

Jamaican beans have a distinct yet appealing aroma and a pleasant taste. The flavor combines herbal and floral sweetness with a nutty aftertaste at the end of each sip. Some individuals perceive the flavor as robust, while others find it light.

The finest part is that Blue Mountain coffee has no acidic reaction in the stomach. Furthermore, unlike other beans, Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee has no bitterness in its taste.

Is It Worth It?

Let's look at why this coffee deserves to be more expensive than its competitors:  80% of Blue Mountain coffee is sold in Japan. The remaining is sold to the rest of the world, which is a very small amount compared to the demand. This automatically produces a high demand for the beans in the market, raising the final price.

Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee is grown primarily in Saint Mary, Saint Thomas, and Saint Andrew's territory of Jamaica. These beans will be more expensive since their fields are more fruitful than others. We want to emphasize that this coffee is made entirely by hand. As a result the entire process requires significant time and effort. Because of this, it is understandable that the coffee will have higher labor costs which will be passed down to the consumer.

Farmers of Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee, unlike other harvesters, do not get to harvest on flat land. The land they work on is on the side of sharp rock faces, making it more challenging. The entire harvesting process is challenging, to say the least. 

We also have to take into consideration the maturing process of these beans. While most beans take a year or less to mature, Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee beans take up to four years! Furthermore, the plants must be grown for about a year before being planted in the soil.

Always Check for the Authenticity of Your Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee

Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee has a plethora of knockoffs on the market. You will need to ensure that what you get is, in fact, authentic. When purchasing a packet of Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee, make sure to check the quality certification on the packaging. The package always includes a quality certification that is labeled to ensure authenticity and protect the brand from imposters.

One of our suggestions comes from Volcanica Coffee and ships in a the unique barrel show below. Perfect gift idea for any coffee enthusiast. 

Don't Ruin the Taste By Brewing it Wrong.

You must know how to make coffee correctly to get an authentic taste. You always want to purchase your coffee as whole beans and not pre-ground. You should do your own grinding. Your house will be flooded with a rich and powerful aroma of coffee from the brewing process once you grind the beans yourself.

Remember to use a high-quality coffee grinder for grinding, and choose your brewing technique appropriately. The flavor will be diluted if you do not grind or brew the coffee properly. We find these beans work perfectly in a AeroPress or Espro P7 French Press.

Blue Mountain Brewing Instructions

To achieve the most authentic flavor, brew the Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee as follows:

Never make the drink with tap water. The flavor will remain true if you brew the coffee with filtered water. The taste will be damaged if the water is heated above 198 degrees Fahrenheit, so watch your temperature! It's another reason why experts recommend preparing your own cup of coffee. Few restaurants are aware of the exact temperature of the brewing process. Furthermore, boiling the water can ruin the taste of any coffee, making it taste scorched.

Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee beans will not brew correctly if the water is not hot enough. Simply set aside the water for around 2 minutes after it has boiled to ensure the appropriate temperature. Always grind your beans right before you plan to use them for the best flavor.

If you leave ground beans out in the open for an extended period of time, they will lose both aroma and flavor. Keep in mind, that a course grind will give you the best aroma and flavor. 

There you have it, everything you ever wanted to know about Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee. If you haven't tried it, you should certainly treat yourself sometime.

Already a Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee fan? Make sure you check out another island coffee in Hawaiian Kona.


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