Jamaica Blue Mountain is known for producing one of the smoothest, best tasting coffees in the world. Costs a little more, but so worth it!
*Life is just too short to drink bad coffee. This coffee is amazing. Even my wife loves it and she doesn't like coffee.
~Dr. Mike and Lynn San Antonio, Texas
WOW!! Best coffee I've ever tasted. So smooth, not bitter at all.
~Pat Bristow, Oklahoma
FARM: Clydesdale Estate
Clydesdale is a renowned coffee growing region located in the parish of St. Andrew- formerly the parish of Port Royal - at an average altitude of 1000 meters. It is nestled in the Grand Ridge which is home to Jamaica’s largest National Park and Forest reserve. The Clydesdale coffee region is located at the very center of the Blue Mountain coffee area, which is why we can say it is “ at the Heart of the Blue Mountains…”
Origin of the Clydesdale Estate
Clydesdale Estate was founded in the late 1700s by Dr. Colin McClarty, a British national who came to Jamaica for what he thought would be a short visit but fell in love with the country and decided to stay. It was one of the first estates to plant coffee commercially in Jamaica. Following Dr. McClarty’s example and realizing the excellent quality coffee produced in this area, other farmers ventured into coffee production in the vicinity of Clydesdale Estate.
It is from these beginnings that the Clydesdale coffee region evolved. Clydesdale Estate Coffee was first exported in the late 1700’s and because of the exceptional quality of the beans, it has remained an important coffee growing region since.
Clydesdale Coffee Today
Although no longer in operation, the Clydesdale Estate factory, drying patios, and water wheel can still be seen and still stand after more than two hundred years. Once a favourite getaway for honeymooners, the Clydesdale Great House along with the factory, have now been appointed by the Government of Jamaica as a National Heritage site. The farmers in the Clydesdale coffee region have continued the tradition and still produce an outstanding quality coffee, only of the Typica variety.
The Clydesdale brand represents coffees from this region and other select regions within the Southern slope of the Blue Mountains, which is the oldest coffee growing area in the Blue Mountains. In a new decade of excellence, the producers of Clydesdale coffee continue to celebrate the old traditions that have made this coffee world renowned.