Jamaica’s Blue Mountain Coffee is one of those drinks that once tried is never forgotten. Vibrant but gentle, this rich but mellow coffee is the world’s most expensive coffee and Japan’s favoured drink after Sake. What we particularly love about Blue Mountain Coffee’s unique taste is that unlike many other coffees you don’t need a sugar plantation to make it into something that is palatable, even when served as an espresso.
Here’s our favourite winter way of serving this rather special coffee; obviously you can try at home with your own favourite coffee blend. If we are feeling particularly decadent we like to add in a shot of our home-made orange liqueur, you can subsitute this with a shot Cointreau.
If you fancy trying Blue Mountain Coffee at source perhaps consider a visit to Hotel Mocking Bird Hill where we can take you hiking in the Blue Mountains to take a look around a Coffee Plantation or perhaps consider our Sea & Mountain Escape, where you divide your time between the Blue Mountains and the Caribbean Sea.
Cinnamon Mocha Drink
¼ cup & 2 tbsp. dark unsweetened cocoa powder
¼ cup sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon and more for garnish
2 long shots freshly brewed espresso
2 cups whole milk
Whisk cocoa powder, sugar and cinnamon.
Add espresso and whisk till smooth
Heat milk in separate pan until it begins to simmer
Add espresso mixture and heat for 5 minutes
Remove from heat
Pour into 2 mugs
Add whipped cream and sprinkle with cinnamon