From starting the day with a piping hot cup, to enjoying an afternoon pick me up, coffee has become an integral part of the daily lives of many people. Both soothing and invigorating, coffee can be a source of energy and inspiration, and has the power to bring people together. It has been told that coffee is even a driving force for humans to develop science, as it has an alerting effect on the human brain.
Here in Jamaica, we cultivate Blue Mountain Coffee – a smooth and sweet Arabia coffee grown on the famed Blue Mountain.
The Origin Of Coffee
The coffee plant, which was discovered in Ethiopia in the 11th Century, has a white blossom that smells like jasmine and a red, cherry-like fruit. Back then, the berries, or “magical fruit” were boiled in water and the resulting concoction was thought to have medicinal properties. One famed legend states that an Arabian goat-herder named Kaldi, noticed his goats energetically dancing around a dark green leafed shrub with bright red cherries. Kaldi tried some of the cherries himself, discovering that these mysterious cherries were causing the effects he had noticed in his goats. He shared his discovery and as such the fame of the coffee plant quickly spread to other territories.
Jamaica’s Blue Mountain Coffee
Considered one of the most expensive coffees in the world, Jamaican coffee is grown on the mist-capped Blue Mountain, Jamaica’s highest mountain standing at 7,402 feet. The Blue Mountain experiences its own micro-climate of significantly cooler temperatures and trustworthy afternoon rain – the ideal ingredients for ruby red coffee blossoms to grow. Blue Mountain coffee has been grown in Jamaica since 1728 when coffee was first introduced to the island.
This smooth Arabica coffee is sweet-toned, easily had without additives, naturally alkaline and contains vitamins and nutrients making it beneficial for daily consumption.
Join us from 4-5pm each afternoon for our Afternoon Coffee & Tea hour in the Cocktail Bar. Enjoy this traditional, formal gathering featuring home-made sandwiches, cakes, scones, tea and coffee.
Jamaican Coffee Bean Delight Body Scrub at Round Hill Hotel and Villas
Taking from the many benefits of Blue Mountain coffee, The Spa at Round Hill has created a revitalizing body cleanse that organically treats and detoxes the skin for a full 50 minutes. Round Hill’s signature Jamaican Coffee Bean Delight Scrub uses coffee to exfoliate the pores for a deep cleanse. The exfoliation removes dead cells, taking dullness and flakiness with it and revealing a new layer of glowing, healthy skin. It also assists your skin with powerful anti-oxidants and reducing cellulite for a supple and elastic skin tone. Formulated with ground coffee beans, high in antioxidants and caffeine ones skin will feel rejuvenated and moisturized revealing an energized and balanced complexion.
Coffee is believed to have many health benefits both in and on the body. Venture to Round Hill and experience the distinct flavour and benefits of Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee.