What Is Blue Mountain Coffee? Answered

Blue Mountain Coffee is expensive because of its rich taste. What is Blue Mountain Coffee, its unique flavor, and why should you try it? 

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Blue Mountain Coffee is from Jamaica

Blue Mountain Coffee, or BMC, is one of the world’s top 5 best coffees and is also known as the “Champagne of Coffees.” The coffee plant is from a variety of Arabica coffee from the island of Jamaica. This expensive coffee drink used to be unpopular in the US, especially in NYC, but it’s now renowned today.

BMC has a higher price tag because of its high demand. To harvest a good quality Blue Mountain Coffee, farmers wait ten months, with 80% of the production being exported to Japan, followed by Europe.  

BMC is famous because of its excellent mouthfeel and taste. Read more on this easy-to-make healthy drink.

Blue Mountain Coffee’s Story

Everything started in 1723 when King Louis XV sent three different coffee plants to southwest Jamaica. The country had become the world’s largest coffee producer from 1800 to 1840,  producing over 70,000 tons of coffee annually.

The name “Blue Mountain Coffee” came from where it was planted and harvested. The Blue Mountains can be seen on the eastern side of Jamaica, elevated at 2,350 meters with fertile and volcanic soil.

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JACRA quality control inspects every barrel before exporting. The coffee is also handpicked and inspected and should be right in size, color, shape, and moisture. All rejected coffees are sold to the local market or brewed for tourists. 

Do you want to know more about drinks using high-quality Arabica beans? Check out gourmet coffee

Blue Mountain Coffee Taste

Arabica coffee is known for its sweetness and hints of nuts, chocolate, and caramel flavors. The cloud cover’s cool temperature and humidity levels make the coffee’s sweet taste more complex.

Your Blue Mountain Coffee should have a smooth and exceptional sweetness. It also gives off an aroma of nuts and sweet flowers. It’s often described as creamy and chocolaty with mild acidity. 

Blue Mountain Coffee Potential Benefits 

Source Of Nutrition

Arabica coffee has a large number of nutrients and antioxidants. It contains vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, manganese, and potassium, which help enzymes function and transport balanced nutrients throughout the body. BMC is high in antioxidants that protect your body from free radicals that can cause heart disease, cancer, and other illnesses caused by aging.

Good For Brain Health

BMC can improve brain function. Caffeine is a great mood booster and helps strengthen memory, accelerate reaction time, and improve general cognitive ability. It’s also believed that drinking coffee can lower the risk of getting dementia and Alzheimer’s by 60%.

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Coffee stimulates the brain

Weight Loss

Coffee aids in limiting someone’s cravings and helps improve metabolism while also oxidizing fatty acids in your body. 

Reduces Risk For Diabetes

Arabica Blue Mountain Coffee has a compound named Cafestol that can reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes by 25%. Experts also think that the high antioxidants reduce inflammation which is common in diabetes. However, consuming caffeine is not recommended if you already have Type 2 Diabetes.

Take note that a cup of BMC coffee can contain 100 to 120 milligrams of caffeine. Drink Blue Mountain Coffee moderately.

How To Make Blue Mountain Coffee

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Brew a Blue Mountain Coffee

There are three methods to create your own Blue Mountain Coffee: 

  1. Brewing K-Cup pods in a Keurig machine
  2. French press
  3. Pour-over.


  • Whole beans of roasted Blue Mountain Coffee 
  • Water 
  • Sugar
  • Milk
  • Coffee grinder 
  • Kettle with gooseneck shaped spout
  • Kitchen thermometer 

Step 1: Prepare The Water

Boil the water to 196°F. Use the thermometer to ensure the water temperature is correct, as it can burn the beans. It will taste stale when the temperature is too cold.

Step 2: Prepare The Coffee 

Immediately grind your whole beans into medium size. Do not grind the beans before boiling the water to keep the flavors and aroma. 

Place the filter above the kettle and carefully transfer the medium grind coffee to it.

Slowly pour the hot water into the filter and serve.

Step 3: Sweeten The Coffee (Optional)

This is optional as the coffee is already sweet and creamy, but you can add sugar and milk according to taste.

FAQs on What Is Blue Mountain Coffee

What Is So Special About Blue Mountain Coffee?

BMC is known for its smooth, mild acidity, lack of bitterness, and floral aroma. This high-quality coffee from Jamaica is one of the most expensive and rare coffees.

Is Blue Mountain Coffee The Best In The World?

With the high market demand combined with its unique taste and intense aroma, Blue Mountain Coffee is one of the best coffees in the world. 

Is Blue Mountain Coffee High In Caffeine?

There is about 100 to 120 mg of caffeine in Blue Mountain Coffee, depending on the roast. Dark roast coffee BMC has the least caffeine.


  • Maria Caballero

    Writer and coffee lover, Maria Caballero, is fond of visiting new cafes and trying current trends involving caffeine. She shares amusing experiences to fellow coffee enthusiasts who wants to explore the world of coffee.