Jamaica is the 5th largest populated island in the Caribbean, with nearly 3 million people. The cool Blue Mountains, are famous for producing some of the world’s most sought after coffee!
The Blue Mountain coffee bean, comes from Arabica coffee plant. According to the Coffee Industry Board of Jamaica (CIBJ), at one point buyers were paying six times more for the Jamaican coffee bean than coffee from Latin America or Africa. But in times of global economic austerity, buyers are looking for a better deal especially their main buyer Japan, which imports around 75% of Jamaican coffee. Production of Blue Mountain Coffee goes through stringent quality assurance processes, to ensure its premium quality. To prove authenticity, the coffee needs to be certified by the CIBJ.
As tasty as it may be coffee isn’t just for drinking, and has been used in baking for decades. Try out this recipe for Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee Brownies from Bon Appetit , and let us know what you think by commenting below.
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