Friday, March 5, 2010
Another story from my Japan trip, I have a best friend in Japan, he is the first Japanese friend I met and we've been traveling together almost every year over the past 5 years, he is really a great travelling companion. Wait, this post is about coffee not him! Ok, long story short, when we were hanging around and about to take a break, he asked me 'Have you ever tried Blue Mountain Coffee?' Nope, I replied, is that coffee from Australia? He laughed 'no, it has nothing to do with Sydney nor Australia' he said. It's just the most famous coffee in Japan. Then he tried to find that Blue Mountain Coffee and bought me a cuppa. It was a smooth, mild, aromatic, and just the best coffee I've ever tried! He didn't show me the bill so at that time I didn't know how 'much' that coffee costs.
Here are some facts about Blue Mountain Coffee:
- It's a classification of coffee grown in Blue Mountains of Jamaica.
- Best known for their mild flavor and lack of bitterness.
- It's one of the most expensive and sought-after coffees in the world.
- Over 80% of all Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee is exported to Japan.
- The flavor based of Tia Maria coffee liqueur.
I've been trying to find this coffee in Australia, but no luck so far. It was a surprise when I found a Blue Mountain Coffee bread on the shelf of Bread Top bakery in the city. It's not my favorite bakery in town but I do love their Japanese white bread and Hokkaido cheesecake, the best cheesecake in town. So here it is the Blue mountain coffee bread from Bread Top bakery in Sydney:
Not sure whether they really use the Blue Mountain Coffee for this bread but it does taste nice with coffee cream filling and a hint of chocolate, enough to bring back my memory about 'the best coffee in Japan' even it's just a name they use to describe how special that Blue Mountain Coffee is.