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Coffee - Blue Mountain Jamaica

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by NickK, 8 Mar 2006.

  1. NickK

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    I decided to order some Blue Mountain Jamaica from Whittard of Chelsea as I've not tried this before.
    As others in the office wanted some good coffee & tea we grouped the order to get free delivery (orders over 50ukp are free in the UK).

    Well it arrived this morning and I've made the first cafetiere of this.

    I have to say - it's mellow, exceptionally smooth but confident taste without a hint of bitterness (which shows a good roasting). It has really nicely balanced coffee taste with subtle hints of nuttyness and a long smooth pleasant aftertaste.
    The coffee has no hint of a caffine bitterness either - except it slowly but surely hits (there does seem to be a good amount of caffine in it!).

    Very Impressed. As I usually go for something alot stronger in roast but this has altered my perception of milder coffees as I usually find them lacking in taste.

    If your a coffee nut - it is definately worth trying. :D
     
  2. Neoni

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    link? broken?....Erm.
     
  3. NickK

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    Link sorted.
     
  4. Scottland

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    I got a giftbox from Whittards at xmas with various coffees in there, I think I've got some of that Jamaican stuff a go [​IMG]
     
  5. JohnnyG

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    I bought a couple of bags of real coffee beans home from the Blue Mountains in Jamaica a few years ago, I basically got conned into buying it by a reefer puffer in a hut, it was rank:)
     
  6. NickK

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    lol - must have been smoking the roast..

    I think I'll keep this as a shot in the morning coffee.

    Nick.
     
  7. @if ®afiq

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    Did you use a french press to make this?
     
  8. NickK

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    Yep.. with the Cafetiere grind. I have a Bodum which has enough for two good sized mugs.
     
  9. growse

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    Mmm, got to get me some of this, pricey though.....
     
  10. Meridian

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    And if it's from Whittards it will be insanely overpriced. For those who live in/near Cambridge, the Coffee Shop in King's Street sells the stuff for about half Whittard's price.


    M
     
  11. NickK

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    Yup - one of the things I'll be doing is looking at other retailers as they offer different coffees.

    The Roast and Post Coffee Company does Blue Mountain for £36 for 500g compared to £38.88 for Whittard.

    Smith's Coffee Company does Blue Mountain for £25.79 for 2x250 packs (ie 500g). Not sure of the delivery costs but it seems to be £5..

    Information that is missing is if they do the roasting themselves or just retail pre-roasted and ground packs.
    All that changes the flavour.