Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee

Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee

At AllCoolShit coffee is essential. It's a fuel that motivates us to find cool shit. Some of us like our coffee black, some like it with lots of cream and lots of sugar. I'm usually somewhere in between. On our way to the office we opt for Starbuck's or Dunkin Doughnuts for the convenience of it. This recently changed when we went to lunch at a local coffee house called Van Gough's Ear.
After browsing the menu we noticed a coffee that was a bit more expensive then the rest called Jamaican Blue Mountain. I asked the waitress about it, and she explained that it comes in limited quantity from the Blue mountains in and around Kingston, Jamaica.The Blue mountains are cool and damp, that paired with rich soil make it an ideal coffee growing location. So we ordered  it.

It arrived at our table in a French Press "the only way you should brew coffee this good"-the waitress. To get a better idea of how it tasted i decided to take the first few sips without sugar or cream. I tried it out and was very surprised by the flavor and how smooth it was. I never thought i would feel this way about coffee but there was actually no need for sugar or cream. A near perfect coffee experience. after our first cup everyone agreed we should feature it on the site.

I wanted to have this awesome coffee everyday so i ordered a Frieling 33-oz Stainless steel French press(serves about 4 cups). Then i searched for the coffee. I was surprised to find it on Amazon for around $40 for 16oz by a company called Wallenford Blue with excellent reviews. Got it all a few days later and realized i needed something to grind the beans with. I never had to grind beans before so I used the old fashion, put beans in a bag and hit with a hammer method at first. This worked out ok but eventually i got a little Krups electric grinder. To actually brew i bring about 33 ounces of water to a boil. Grind up about 1.5 grams of beans per ounce of water. I  put the grinds into the press and pour in the hot water. Let it sit for about five minutes and that's it. Now i can have this delicious coffee whenever i want.



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