Farm: Clydesdale Estate
Region: St. Andrew's Parish, Jamaica
First roasting date December 6th, 2023.
The Classic Island Coffee. Mild and sweet with a soft acidity. Hazelnut, Chocolate, cedar, and toast.
A classic Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee grown in the Parish of St. Andrew at an average altitude of 1000 metres. The Clydesdale coffee region is nestled in the Grand Ridge of the Blue Mountains adjacent to Jamaica’s largest National Park and Forest reserve in the centre of the Blue Mountains
The Clydesdale Estate was founded in the late 1700s and was one of the first estates to plant coffee commercially in Jamaica. Although no longer in operation, the Clydesdale Estate factory, drying patios, and water wheel can still be seen and standing more than 200 years later. Once a favorite getaway for honeymooners, the Clydesdale Great House, and the factory have been appointed by the Government of Jamaica as a National Heritage site. The farmers in the Clydesdale coffee region maintain the tradition of producing distinguished quality coffee from the Typica variety which still comprises almost all Blue Mountain coffee production.
Jamaican coffee is a reflection of a different time, when great coffee was defined by first of all being clean and approachable vs poor quality coffee that was and still is often bitter with distracting unpleasant flavors. This is not an outrageous coffee like Geisha variety and naturals that are the darlings today of the coffee industry. But an excellent example of the Classic washed coffee profile. Less one to contemplate its myriad flavors than one to simply enjoy on a cool afternoon while reading a book or catching up with a old friend.