Monthly Archives: April 2013

History of Jamaican Coffee

The Blue Mountains

Jamaica’s coffee history started in the 18th Century when Governor Sir Nicholas Lawes planted coffee in his estate at Temple Hall in the hills of St. Andrew in 1728. Since two-thirds of Jamaica is made up of hilly lands, it was not suitable for sugarcane cultivation. Hence coffee planting and cultivation was supported by the

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My Coffee Roots


My love and passion for coffee and anything horticultural/plant-related is rooted deep within me, which has been tended and cultivated over time. Agriculture has had a great impact on both sides of my family; my paternal family (Kottaram family) in India and my maternal family (Chellam family) in Malaysia. This led to me pursuing a

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