Appletons is the rum of Jamaica. It is very good! There is the special reserve that can actually be used as an aperitif.
There are a couple different brands of Blue Mountain Coffee. First of all, make sure you buy the one with the government seal on the label. To be true blue mountain coffee it must contain the seal otherwise it is High Mountain Coffee and is not nearly as good. Wallenford and JaBlum come to mind for Blue Mountain Coffee. There is a third, but the name escapes me. We prefer Wallenford while others love JaBlum.
Both can be purchased on the shopping trip that CTI offers or you can wait until you reach the airport and get some before leaving the island. The resort also carries both if you don't want to go off property. Do remember if you are purchasing at the airport that if you have a connecting flight, you will need to put the rum into your checked luggage as liquids are not allowed as carry-ons.
Juliann & Jeff
Jamaica Soon Come