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Coffee started to be produced at Clifton Mount Estate in the middle of the 18th century. According to the Institute of Jamaica, a land survey done in 1810 shows that Robert Hamilton was the owner of the farm. The survey map showed Clifton Mount Plantation as being divided into two parts - Top Mountain with 80 acres of coffee and 427 acres in pastures, and Bottom Mountain with 111 acres of coffee and 264 acres in pastures. The house at Clifton Mount Estate is now one of the few surviving examples of the coffee houses, which during the 19th century, were numerous in the Port Royal Mountains and in the foothills of the Blue Mountains


Marianne North, the famous English painter and author, visited Jamaica in 1872 for 5 months and spent some time at Clifton Mount. In her autobiography, “The Recollections of a happy Life”, she mentioned her visit to Clifton Lodge.  “Clifton Lodge belonged to a gentleman who had lost his wife there and never wanted to see it again.  He did not let it but rented it for a week at a time to different people who wanted a dose of cool air 1500 meters above the sea, beyond the lovely fern walk and in the midst of the finest and oldest coffee plantation in Jamaica”

Characteristics of Clifton Mount Estate:

Single Estate

Name: Clifton Mount Estate

Owner: The Sharp Family

Region: Jamaica Blue Mountains

Micro region: Newcastle

Altitude: 1300 – 1500 meters above sea level

Use of shade trees: Inga shade trees

Total rain per year: 1800 mm

Processing: Washed

Variety: Typica 

Drying method: Sun dried

Flowering period: August – September

Harvesting period: May – July 

The gazebo forms part of an old tradition where people joined in the afternoons to converse and enjoy a cup of Clifton Mount Estate coffee from the latest harvest, later becoming the center of many social occasions and celebrations.


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