08 Dec 2022
The holiday season is the time of the year when we celebrate with our families, loved ones, and close friends. We enjoy having dinner with family and friends; others want a few beers or drinks with the close ones; others gather to play board games or talk about life, but the common thread is sharing life experiences with those who are meaningful to them.
When it comes to experiences, almost everyone wants to have the best time, those moments that engage with all of our senses.
A good cup of coffee appeals to all, or nearly all, of our senses; its color, aroma, flavor, and temperature improve the experience and allow us to start our day the right way. It's a good reason and a catalyst for good times, captivating stories, and great memories.
To enhance those moments, no better time than the holidays for the perfect coffee shopping list:
Our list starts, of course, with the one and only Jamaica Blue Mountain® Coffee - In different formats and brewing methods, this coffee is by far the ideal holiday gift for the coffee lover in your life:
1. 100% Jamaica Blue Mountain® Coffee Bag
Jamaica Blue Mountain® Coffee is widely considered the world's finest coffee due to its exquisite balance of aroma, body, and acidity.
The authentic beans used in this coffee bag have been carefully selected and grown up to 4000 feet in Jamaica's Clydesdale region to ensure a perfect coffee cup.
The coffee is handpicked, hand-processed by skilled local farmers for maximum freshness, and small-batch roasted to perfection. Choose from whole beans or ground for your favorite brewing method, and between a perfect medium or dark roast to enjoy just the way you like it.
2. 100% Jamaica Blue Mountain® Coffee Pods
We bring you these delightful coffee pods for those who prefer a single-served option combined with the simplicity of the Nespresso®* OriginalLine machines. Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee is meant to be enjoyed with any brewing methods, including pods.
Each capsule contains 100% Jamaica Blue Mountain® coffee, medium roasted, ready to use in your machine. The simplicity of our pods means that anyone can enjoy this brew without any other equipment.
We will plant a tree through One Tree Planted for every box of Jamaica Blue Mountain®
Coffee capsules sold. Furthermore, each OriginalLine pod is entirely compostable, so you don't have to worry about your OriginalLine pods polluting the environment.
*Not compatible with Nespresso Vertuo machines
Nespresso is a trademark of a third party not related to JA Coffee Inc.
3. Jamaica Blue Mountain® Coffee - Blend
From the Caribbean Islands with love. We created this Blend for those who want a flavorful cup of coffee with a friendlier budget. From farm to cup, this coffee has been chosen carefully to create the perfect balance of aroma and flavors; medium roasted to perfection.
Our Blue Mountain Coffee Blend, grows at an elevation of over 5000 feet in the Jamaican Blue Mountains. Our Blend is carefully selected and mix with other coffees to create the ultimate Caribbean Blend.
With great coffee comes great brewing, and there is anything and everything in terms of brewing coffee. Blue Mountain works with most to all brewing methods, but if you are looking for some ideal gifts, see below some suggestions:
1. Single Serving Pod Machines
Single-serve pods are a must for those who live a more hectic lifestyle. The convenience and simplicity of these machines have changed the way consumers drink their coffee, which is why pod consumption has increased significantly in the last three years.
There are multiple machines in the market with very different characteristics, from devices that brew espresso-like coffee from single- serving pods to more sophisticated machines that can prepare that perfect cup of cappuccino every single time.
Chemex is an excellent brewing method for those who enjoy the entire coffee experience.
The Chemex is a classical and elegant extraction device created by German chemist Peter J. Schlumbohm. It employs the drip method, which involves passing water through a layer of coffee and a filter typically made of paper. This device produces an exceptionally clean cup of coffee; its paper filters are 20-30% heavier than other filters, allowing them to retain more of the oils suspended during the extraction process and preventing solids from passing through. If you are wondering how to brew coffee using a Chemex, check out this blog.
3. French Press
One of the simplest brewing methods and a great gift. It is effortless to use and requires zero electricity. The French Press delivers a great-tasting coffee that remains hot while brewing. The main trick is to ensure your use of coarsely ground coffee and water just under boiling temperature.
Last but not least, check with your local roaster and ask them about Jamaica Blue Mountain® coffee, and can roast it freshly for you.