Some coffee companies in the island are innovating. They want to expand the definition of great coffee to include a more fruity taste profile instead of preponderance of chocolate tones. No one will go on the record but expect options that are bursting with fruit to hit shelves within the medium term.
Avoid bad Jamaican coffee by knowing what’s the best Jamaican coffee.
Here’s a ranking list of the best Jamaican coffees.
The bad coffees normally can come from overseas based mixed coffee which purports to be 100% authentic Jamaica Blue Mountain(JBM). Local brands that suck tended to come from one established brand.
That brand occasionally put out questionable coffee on the local market. Good news however is that the brand was recently acquired. That resulted in the crosschecking of batches to ensure quality standards are maintained.
On another matter, buyers should never buy locally packaged coffee with unknown names. Things which seem too good to be true–usually disappoint.
JBM usually sells for $25 per 8oz plus shipping. So JBM at $10-15 per 8oz is very fake. No one would buy a new BMW for $9,000, no one would trust it. Yet people risk their senses and health by purchasing cheap bulk coffee.
If you are the one making the coffee open your senses. The aroma, fatness and evenness of the beans should be without reproach.
The taste should be balanced with complex levels of flavour and no bitterness.
Avoid bad coffee by knowing great coffees and sticking to them. Test brands you are not familiar with in small quantities and compare to established brands you know.
At Jamaicamocha we test all the coffee we sell and provide a fair no nonsense rank to inform your purchase consideration.