It wasn’t all that long ago that Blue Mountain Coffee was borderline impossible to get hold of in London. Where it was available, it fetched the kind of heavy price that made it a truly exclusive commodity. Certainly the kind of coffee comparatively few were able to experience.
In 2023 however, it’s a very different story for the world’s most celebrated coffee. Not to mention, those looking to sample what’s often described as pure paradise in a cup and the best coffee in the world.
What makes Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee so good?
It’s an amalgamation of contributory factors, which set it apart from just about every other coffee on the planet. To get to know Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee is also to understand why it fetches such a high price.
Not only is Blue Mountain Coffee produced in incredibly small quantities, but it can only be grown in the most specific mountainous conditions. The picking process is extremely labour-intensive, while quality-control takes place by hand a single bean at a time. Suffice to say therefore, it takes a lot for each bean to make it from its origins into your cup. And last but not leat, 65-80% of the total production goes directly to Japan, where this specialty coffee is widely appreciated.
Buying the Best
Blue Mountain Coffee is available today from a wide variety of brands and sellers, though not all examples are of the same quality. If you want to take home premium coffee, you need to pick it up from a premium vendor.
Here’s a quick overview of just a few recommended locations in London for buying Blue Mountain Coffee:
Online gourmet coffee store (www.haymancoffee.com)
Hayman is an excellent online coffee store, which offers only top specialty coffee, including Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee. Hayman is certified by the Jamaica Agricultural Commodities Regulatory Authority as an importer and retailer of this wonderful coffee. All of Hayman's gourmet coffee is freshly roasted just before being shipped to the customer. Click here to buy your Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee from Hayman, they are offering free worldwide shipping for all orders!
87-135 Brompton Rd, Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7XL
Perhaps the most famous and prestigious department store in the world, it’s hardly surprising that Harrods carries a dizzying array of coffees. Situated right at the heart of Knightsbridge, a stroll around Harrods is as much an adventure as it is an enjoyable shopping trip.
400 Oxford St, London W1A 1AB
Equally iconic and impressive in size, Selfridges’ flagship store on London’s Oxford Street is a mecca for retail therapy. That said, it’s the kind of place you’d be wise to dedicate a few hours to at least. If only because it’s almost inevitable you’ll get lost while browsing – most do!
Whittard of Chelsea
Covent Garden, Jubilee Market Hall
It’s probably fair to say that these guys wrote the book on ultra-premium tea and coffee from all over the world. While they now have stores located across the UK, there are none quite as enchanting or prominent as their Covent Garden outlet. Plus the fact that complementary coffee tasting is often on the cards makes for a great excuse to pay a visit on its own.
H. R. Higgins Coffee and Tea Room
79 Duke Street, Mayfair, London W1K 5AS
If you’re looking for the ideal place to pick up a bag of quality beans and enjoy an expert brew, this is it. On the elegant streets of Mayfair just a short walk from Oxford Street lies the unashamedly upmarket H. R. Higgins Coffee and Tea Room. Trust us when we say you might not find a better cup of coffee in the capital, or a more diverse range of coffee beans.
Stores all over London
Last but not least, if you’re out to pick up a more commercial bag of Blue Mountain Coffee beans while going about your weekly shop, Waitrose has you covered. Many Waitrose outlets across the UK are now stocking a handful of different types of Blue Mountain Coffee, which have so far scored favourable in critics’ reviews.
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