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…”
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.
Our Clydesdale Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee is available in the following packaging:
- 70 kg wooden barrel
- 30 kg wooden barrel
- 15 kg wooden barrel
Our coffee is fully washed and it is processed in the most modern coffee mill in Jamaica. This helps us to ensure that our coffee is efficiently processed and that the quality of it will never be compromised.
Our Clydesdale roasted coffee is available in whole bean or ground in the following packaging:
- 5 Lb
- 1 Lb
- ½ Lb
- ¼ Lb
Our coffee is roasted using the latest roasting and packaging technology in order to preserve the legendary Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee quality.