If you’re a coffee connoisseur, Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee should definitely be on your radar. Preparing authentic Jamaican coffee might be slightly more complex than your average cup of coffee, but the taste explosion when you’re done is so worth it!
Start by grinding your coffee beans, but only the amount that you want to use. Your coffee beans should remain whole when not in use. Use a conical burr grinder and set it to coarse, which should be similar to kosher salt in texture.
Using your kitchen scale, measure out 1.1 ounces of ground coffee (which works out to just a little over 2 tablespoons).
Boil the filtered water, and then, using your thermometer, check that it reaches 195°F to 205°F.
While you’re waiting for the water to reach the right temperature, put the Jamaica Blue Mountain grounds in your French press or coffee maker.
Once the water has hit the perfect temperature, pour it into your French press, seal it, and set your timer for 4 minutes.
Once the timer goes off, plunge it, pour it into your favorite mug, and enjoy!
The calories are 0 if you drink your coffee black, but this changes when you add sweeteners, milk, or cream.