Origin: Jamaica, Caribbean Body: Full-bodied Roast: Light Roast (1) Summary of taste: Subtly smooth with a hint of herbs and spice Whittard recommends: Using a filter, cafetière or aeropress and enjoying black or with milk according to taste 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.
My tastes must be changing. I used to love Blue Mountain coffee, but it was always so expensive it was a very special treat. I've been drinking Italian blends for some time now, and in comparison, I'm afraid Blue Mountain is tasteless. Considering the cost, I don't think I'll be buying it again in hurry. Ah well. Another one hits the dust.
26th June 2014 Posted by
I buy this regularly and enjoy it to the max. Get beans and grind just before you make it and wow! People saying it was a disappointment in taste, don't know how to make good coffee, don't listen, it's amazing stuff.
17th March 2013 Posted by
this coffee is the best full stop a nice mild taste without the bitterness if i could afford it i would drink it every day.
12th January 2013 Posted by
I was delighted to receive some as a Christmas gift, having expressed a long-felt desire to try it. What a disappointment! The coffee is very smooth, almost mild, with a an appealing flavour - very smooth.
However, Nicaragua, After Dinner and Santos & Java are better, with a much stronger flavour, and for a fraction of the price. I'm glad I tried it, but will not be buying it.
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5th April 2012 Posted by
l agree expensive coffee but well worth it
unfortunately being a pensioner l normally get it as a present for birthdays etc
14th March 2012 Posted by
Well i wanted to try this for over a year now and finally got around to get some. very expensive coffee and honestly i think that some of the cheaper coffee's like the kenyan peaberry and the ethiopian yrgichef are taster. Dont get me wrong i enjoyed the blue mountain it has a very clean taste to is not at all bitter and smooth. i was just left dissapointed with it for the price tag i was expecting a more full flavour! i would buy it again but only on a special ocasion.
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10th March 2012 Posted by
I first tasted this coffee 10yrs ago, and i have been purchasing this coffee as a treat 2 myself when i can afford to!!!! Although the price is shocking blue mountain is the best tasting coffee i have ever had.. its smooth,delicious and simply off the scale... Pico duarte coffee (carribean) is in opinion the next best things to blue mountain (the price being the main factor) .
29th February 2012 Posted by
ok so I know this is pricey... but OH MY GOODNESS! Its the most amazing coffee I have ever tasted- really blows your socks off and leaves you ready to start your day. I have this when I can sense a bad day coming on and it definetly helps!
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30th January 2012 Posted by
Although expensive the best coffee there is. Have been to the Blue Mountains in Jamaica. If you can't afford it all the time have it for special days - say week ends or with visitors or friends you want to impress. .
Best coffee in existence
30th September 2011 Posted by
My partner is the coffee drinker and (if we could afford it) he would drink nothing else. Smooth and great tasting. I've given it a 5 star rating for taste. If I was grading on price, I'd have to give it 1 star.
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15th September 2011 Posted by
Very smooth coffee not overpowering good for morning elevenses or for after dinner
15th September 2011 Posted by
Whilst this is eye-wateringly expensive it really does bear out the saying "you get what you pay for". My husband (not easy to please!) raves about it