Jamaica Blue Mountain
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Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee has a long standing reputation as being the finest in the world. Now, the emphasis is REPUTATION of being the finest in the world. If you make a french press of Blue Mountain for someone, that is a sure way to impress them. Gift them half a pound, and they will see you differently. Pull some out for Christmas dinner, and your guests will be stunned. It is kind of like driving up to a party in a Porsche. Some people will disagree with your choice of car and say it was a bad value and say there are better cars out there, but everyone will notice when you drive up, and everyone will be impressed, and everyone will see you differently. Jamaica Blue Mountain is the Porsche of the coffee world.
So I've sampled several Jamaican Blue Mountain estates, and they range from ordinary to luxurious. Clydesdale Estate is luxurious and also the only one with Rain Forest Alliance certification, and so that's the one I buy from, because if you are going to spend this kind of money on a coffee, you sure don't want ordinary. You want to roast it like a Costa Rica. It's a washed process coffee, so you're going to go darker with it than you would with a natural Ethiopia, but taking it to the second cracks would be a shame. Right smack dab between those two points is the sweet spot. Velvety mouthfeel texture, super smooth low acidity, and chocolatey undertones. Undeniably good coffee.
Is that to say it's worth paying 5 times more for this than one of my other coffees? Depends. Do you need something special for a gift to your boss, or Christmas Dinner? This will do it.
2014 crop packed in a grainpro bag inside a wooden barrel. Note that if you want to try just 1/2 a pound, we have that option for this coffee because of the pricepoint.
One last thing to note is that Jamaican coffee is rare this year. They had a very low crop due to weather. Last holiday season, the average price I saw for green Jamaica was around $21, and the average price for roasted was around $50/lb. But Starbucks sold it for $60, and I saw a few others hitting the $60/lb mark, so that may very well end up being the standard price for this year. There's money to made on this coffee if you are a roaster/re-seller, and that will particularly be the case this year.
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