Jamaica Travel Guide: Home of Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee

By Mark Ramos

If you are a lover of coffee and want to travel to a beautiful locale, Jamaica is the perfect destination. Not only is it breathtaking, but you can celebrate your love of authentic Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee while you are there!

Jamaica has quite a few places to visit while you are there, starting with Kingston. Kingston is a major hub in Jamaica, making it the perfect vacation spot for cultural and art enthusiasts. Kingston is the economic, political, and social capital of Jamaica. If you want to see authentic Jamaican art, you can check out the Mutual Life Gallery to begin. There are exhibitions that change on a monthly basis, and there are also long-term exhibitions available for viewing. Kingston also offers authentic dining in the form of Thai and African food to satisfy your palate while you are there.

If you want to check out the crystal clear waters and beautiful beach, you can visit Negril, where you will find a picturesque beach, black cliffs, and a place to relax. This is the perfect vacation spot to see natural beauty and the true culture of Jamaica, off of the beaten path. There is a Sandals Resort there if you want to stay in a beautiful and all-inclusive locale, or you may want to visit Cousins Cove, which is a small inlet along the coastline of that is not normally frequented by tourists.

Lastly, you can wrap up your time in Jamaica by hiking the Blue Mountain Peak, which is where the rare and exclusive Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee is grown. As a lover of coffee, you are probably already familiar with expensive and exclusive Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee that is grown at the high altitudes of 7000 feet in fertile and lush climates. This allows the coffee beans to grow slowly and cultivate even deeper flavors, which are reflected in a vibrant and memorable cup of Joe.

For a truly memorable experience in Jamaica that integrates your love of coffee, you can hike 7 miles to the Blue Mountain peak at an altitude of 7402 feet. This is the highest peak on the island of Jamaica, and the hike itself is narrow and steep. On a completely clear day, you will be able to see it Port Antonio?s Navy Island, Kingston, and Bath Bay from the mountain peak. You may even be able to make out the small shadow of Cuba, located 90 miles north of Jamaica. This 14 mile trail should take about seven hours, and it is best to started early in the morning so that you can reach the beautiful view at the top of the mountain by sunrise. After that, you are welcomed to finish up your day sipping on an authentic and delicious cup of Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee while you are there. Traveling to this gorgeous coffee producing country is one of the best ways to spend a vacation.

Mark Ramos
Article by Mark Ramos
Mark Ramos is a coffee fanatic and owns The Coffee Bump. For a great selection in all things coffee and espresso machines, check out www.thecoffeebump.com.

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