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.
While 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.
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.
And the smell in the roasting room! Mmmmm.
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