Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee is known for its exquisite taste and this type of coffee has been loved in many places all over the world. However, many coffee producers produce fake Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee and sell it at a low and affordable price. Now, is that fair to the genuine and authentic Blue Mountain Coffee of Jamaica?
It was Christmas last year when I had to buy a pound of Jamaican BMC. The price was actually expensive and I have to admit that it really feels great to have that sense of pride whenever you buy something that can make the head of others turn. Modesty aside, I also see other shoppers holding imported brands of coffee in their hands. I presumed, they must be unaware of the one I’m holding yet.
However, the sense of pride that I was feeling did not vanish until I reached my kitchen counter and place my precious coffee there. I realized my Jamaican BMC is genuine because the price is actually the price I just seen in the internet and not the price offered by many dealers and retailers that mimic the Jamaican BMC.
Anyways, what are the ways you should do so that you will know whether your Jamaican BMC is authentic or not?
During the 80s, many unscrupulous dealers of Blue Mountain Coffee have barged into the coffee business in the States. In fact, of the 250 million pounds of Jamaican BMC which were delivered in the States during those times, only ten percent of them were considered genuine. This means that only 25 million pounds went to the States as genuine while 225 million pounds are counterfeit or fake Blue Mountain Coffees!
With such occurrences, the Jamaican Board had mandated implemented strict requirements in obtaining certifications and in the labeling of all coffees that come from Jamaica.
Basically, the best way to identify whether the Blue Mountain Coffee you have is authentic or not is to check for the label of certification commonly given by the Jamaican Board. With such procedure, you will be able to identify the veracity and genuineness of the coffee you are buying in a grocery store.
Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffees are harvested from the precious Arabica trees that grow in mountains that are 4000 to 7000 feet above sea level. One assurance that the Jamaican coffee you are holding is a real and genuine Blue Mountain Coffee is that when it is sealed by one of the districts or parishes where it came from.
Why Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee is one of the best in the world? Simply because the flavor of this coffee brand is distinct from the other brands of coffee. It was harvested from the supreme Arabica trees that really enjoy excellent growing conditions and it’s not comp arable to any coffee growing places in the world.
Here are other ways to ensure the genuineness of your Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee:
-Buy pre-packed roasted and blended coffee
-Find a trusted importer who sells 150-pound barrels of green Jamaican BMC which is usually stamped “Wallenford Estate.”