The delicious taste and quality are especially unique. In eastern Jamaica, the Blue Mountains have been rightly named after the unmistakable mist that gives the illusion of the colour of blue. The varied scenery found in the mountains is undeniably mesmerizing and the inviting locals who call the mountains home, make the area a famed destination for hikers and an unforgettable excursion.
While the Blue Mountains have plenty to offer, it’s especially known for the coffee that originates in the region. Not every manufacturer can offer Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee. It must meet the necessary standards and be certified by the Coffee Industry Board of Jamaica.
What makes Blue Mountain Coffee one of the rarest and best tasting coffees in the world? The answer lies in where it is grown in the Blue Mountains of Jamaica. It is cultivated at the highest mountains in the islands with nutrient-rich soil and a cool climate. These growing conditions lend to the highest of quality for coffee production.
Coffee offers major health benefits
Fine taste isn’t the only benefit of drinking delicious coffee. Reports have shown that coffee enhances mood, is nutritious, and can aid the body in defending itself against illnesses. The antioxidants that are found in coffee help to ward off stress.
As most know, stress is what contributes to bad moods. But it also negatively affects the brains ability to retain information and shortens memory. Furthermore, coffee can make you happier overall. Studies have revealed that depression is decreased by 10 per cent for those who drink four cups of coffee daily.
There are numerous vitamins and minerals found in coffee, including Vitamin B1, B2, B3, and B5. These vitamins are especially vital as they help our bodies to process food and remain energized. Additionally, B vitamins provide both a health and beauty boost by keeping our skin and hair strong and aiding the liver in functioning properly.
Potassium and manganese are other nutritive properties found in coffee. Potassium lends to stronger muscles, stabilized blood pressure, a healthier heart and enhanced functioning of the nervous system. Manganese helps to keep our bones strong and healthy along with regulating blood sugar.
Coffee’s nutritious and antioxidant properties allow it to work as a preventative against some serious diseases, such as Type 2 diabetes caused by an improper processing of glucose in the body. As shared by multiple studies, regular coffee drinkers were also at less of a risk for Alzheimer’s disease.
Coffee grounds are a natural beauty additive
Don’t throw out those coffee grounds! They also have benefits that natural beauty enthusiasts tend to rave about. They can darken hair colour, improve circulation to reduce cellulite, and can be used to gently exfoliate dead skin for a more radiant complexion.
*Written by Princella Talley