Jamaica’s Blue Mountains

I don’t know why they’re called the Blue Mountains. Maybe it’s because of the clouds that seem to perpetually cloak their peaks.

IMG_7022Maybe it’s because drivers are blue about the state of the roads.

IMG_7358Seems to me, Amazingly Lush Green Mountains would have been a more accurate name. But then again, what do I know? I guess Jamaicans can call their mountains whatever they want!

IMG_7349Regardless of their name, they’re still beautiful.

IMG_7372While we were in Jamaica a couple of years ago, we headed high into the Blue Mountains to visit the Craighton Estate coffee plantation. After an ‘interesting’ drive up there, it was like stepping back in time, and jumping across the Atlantic. The Craighton Estate house was built in 1805, and inside looks like an English Victorian country home.


(Notice the Blue plant pot on the left of the photo)

(Notice the Blue plant pot on the left of the photo)

Outside the house, it’s all Jamaica. It was fascinating being taken out into the fields and learning how banana trees are grown side-by-side with the coffee bushes, in order to protect them.


Bananas trees and coffee bushes

Bananas trees and coffee bushes

And the smell in the roasting room! Mmmmm.

IMG_7389Unfortunately, coffee gives me the jitters, but Sue assured me it tasted as good as it smelled!

IMG_7386This post was inspired by the theme Blue from Cee (of Cee’s Photography).

View of Kingston, on the way back down

View of Kingston, on the way back down

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13 Responses to Jamaica’s Blue Mountains

  1. Sue says:

    Mmmmmmm….coffee. 🙂

  2. Nice view an great post
    thanks for sharing
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  3. Amy says:

    Blue Mountain Coffee!!! The house looks exquisite. Fabulous trip, Jaspa 🙂

  4. Cee Neuner says:

    My first thought was Blue Maintain Jamaican Coffee….gorgeous scenery!!!

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  6. Kongo says:

    Love the blue mountain coffee. Once in Prague I had an espresso of blue mountain for about $10. Worth it. It’s been years since I’ve visited Jamaica but I always bring back a few bags when I travel there. Great post.

  7. mukhamani says:

    So beautiful and coffee is my favourite:)

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