Sea Island RSW Peaberry Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee Beans
So this is the best coffee known to man. Apparently. Jamaica Blue Mountain. We got gifted this by the lovely people at Sea Island Coffee who seem to specialise in the most exclusive and top of the range coffees. This half sized pack of 110g retails at £13 - that makes it the equivalent of £26 for a normal sized packet which is just utterly ridiculous. Now that's not Sea Island ripping you off - this Blue Mountain coffee costs the earth wherever you get it. As for the actual taste - well it's pretty fine and made a delicious cup. The first cup was a little weak so we spooned it up by one - I think this one can't be made wrong no matter how many spoons go in, it will always come out good. But you can't help choking and losing some of the pleasure with every sip when you think of the extreme cost - it's a coffee for Mugs. Arf. It would have had a 9/10 for taste but I've had to dock it a massive 5 for the rip off factor as it has to score under 5 which is our threshold for "would never buy it again". Sorry guys - 4/10. Final answer.
"Representing just five percent of the Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee harvest, peaberry beans are special as they develop into one seed resulting in oval shaped beans. Some experts believe that peaberry is superior to normal flat beans, claiming there is a greater concentration of flavour in one whole round bean. Produced with love and care by three old coffee farming families, namely the Langfords, Diekmans & Allgroves, on three estates; Resource, Sherwood Forest and Whitfield Hall, the farms range from 800 to 1,700 metres in elevation, with the main house, mill and patios dating back to 1797. Perhaps the claims of the peaberry’s superiority is true or it may simply be explained by the dedication to excellence demonstrated by the RSW Estate Jamaica Blue Mountain farming families. Anyway, this coffee is certainly an example of Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee at its best; smooth and bold at equal turns with a rich, sweet finish and heady aroma."