December's Coffee of the Month
Origin: Jamaica, Caribbean
Roast: Light Roast (1)
Summary of taste: Subtly smooth with a hint of herbs and spice
Whittard recommends: Using a V60, Syphon or cafetière and enjoying black
When to drink: Morning or whenever you are unhurried
Smooth away the blues with this deliciously mellow brew. The Blue Mountains of Jamaica are among the world’s most renowned coffee growing regions, and we’ve sourced our Grade 1 single origin coffee from the most prestigious plantations to the east of the island: the parishes of Portland, St Andrew, St. Mary and St Thomas.
Famed for its meticulous process of sorting and grading, ensuring a remarkably consistent quality, the coffee produced in the Jamaican Blue Mountains is also among the world’s rarest - with an annual yield equalling approximately 0.1% of the coffee produced by Colombia!
So you’d expect something a little special – with its delicate mildness and complexity of flavour, this coffee certainly delivers. Lightly roasted to preserve layered tastes of herbs and spices, the beans are further characterised by honeyed floral notes and a crisp, elegant finish.