Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee FAQs

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We genuinely believe that in order to gain maximum enjoyment from the world’s finest coffees, you need to learn a thing or two about them. Particularly when it comes to Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee, which along with being exquisite is also comparatively expensive. So if you plan on paying top-dollar for the best Jamaican coffee in the world, it simply makes sense to know what you’re buying.

So with this in mind, we’ve created a simple yet informative FAQ, covering some of the most common questions on Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee:

How do I know I’m buying real Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee?

There are two ways to determine whether or not you’re looking at the real thing.  First of all, it’s worth considering the reputation of the seller. If you’re buying from an established and trusted gourmet coffee specialist, it’s probably the real deal. Secondly, you need to be realistic with regard to its price. If the price is suspiciously low, it almost certainly isn’t real Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee.

Why does Jamaican coffee cost more?

Three reasons - the first of which is the incredibly low annual production volumes from Jamaica. Due to the specific mountainous conditions needed to produce Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee, there’s very little to go around. The second reason being growing demand for exquisite Jamaican coffee worldwide, while the third is the extraordinary aroma and flavour profile of this unique coffee.

How do I brew Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee?

Mercifully, no specialist skills or complex equipment are needed to brew the perfect cup of Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee. Instead, all you need is a quality French press or percolator. It’s generally recommended to use approximately two level tablespoons of coffee grounds for every 8 ounces of water, but there’s plenty of room for experimentation to suit your tastes. Just be sure to allow boiling water to cool for approximately 60 seconds, in order to avoid scolding the grounds.

What does Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee taste like?

It’s impossible to understand the unique characteristics of Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee, without actually going ahead and trying it. The best way of describing this unique Jamaican coffee would be mild, refined and rich - almost to a point of creaminess with a hint of dark chocolate. It’s a smooth, silky and incredibly complex coffee with plenty of floral notes and undertones of roasted nuts. Across the board, Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee is considered one of the most exquisite coffees among connoisseurs worldwide.

What’s the best way to store Jamaican Coffee? 

If you plan on picking up a sizeable batch of Jamaican coffee, you’ll need a high-quality coffee bag or an airtight container with a one-way degassing valve to keep it fresh. If possible, avoid the temptation to store your surplus beans in the refrigerator or freezer, as doing so can cause problems with their freshness and consistency. Keep it simple and use a quality container, stored in a cool and dry place.

To order Jamaican Blue Mountain as green coffee beans (i.e. unroasted coffee beans / raw coffee beans for home roasting), roasted whole bean coffee, roasted ground coffee, Nespresso pods ®*, or coffee pods compatible with Keurig K Cup coffee makers (incl. Keurig 2.0 models)** , click here and visit Hayman’s online store – we offer free worldwide shipping!



* Nespresso® is a registered trademark of Société des Produits Nestlé S.A., unrelated to Hayman®. Our espresso pods are not created or sold by Nespresso®.

** Keurig and K-Cup are registered trademarks of Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. unrelated to Hayman®. Our pods are not created or sold by Keurig®.