Jamaica Travel Guide: Home of Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee

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Pavlova – Baked meringue with whipped cream and sliced fresh fruit.

The family did Christmas dinner different this year. Instead of the traditional turkey, stuffing, etc, each person picked a continent & a type of dish. We then got to pick a country from that continent and try to find a traditional food from each country (if possible, trying to find a Christmas dish from each country). So this year we had Asian spare ribs, German-style red cabbage with apples, Moroccan bread, sorrel (a Jamaican/Latin American hibiscus tea drink) and an Australian/New Zealand pavlova dessert. AMAZING.
By William Brawley on 2011-12-24 20:25:42

Are you a coffee lover that also loves to travel? You can start out by celebrating your love of Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee in Jamaica, home of the beautiful Blue Mountains.

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 at that location if you want to stay in an all-inclusive hotel, or you can also visit Cousins Cove, a small inlet on the coast that doesn’t see many tourists.

Last of all, you can conclude your time in Jamaica by hiking to the peak of the Blue Mountains, which is where the exclusive coffee of the same name is grown. As a coffee lover, you may already be familiar with the fact that Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee is quite expensive and exclusive because it is grown at a higher altitude of over 7000 feet in lush and fertile 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 country that exports coffee is a wonderful way to spend your vacation.

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