Coffee Growing in the Hurricane

Tonight I am thinking about the devastation and loss of lives and livelihoods wreaked by the recent hurricane across Central America. As a member of Jamaica’s Chapter, JAWIC, of the International Women’s Coffee Alliance (IWCA) I see the faces of friends and coffee sisters and hope and pray that they, their families and communities are not too badly hit. In Jamaica, farmers across the island have lost crops to flooding. In the mountains, those coffee farmers who were reaping lost most of it to rains that battered the cherry to the earth. It has been a hard year, Severe Drought,Read More →

Students from the University of Pittsburgh

We had a visit this year of 20 students from the Engineering Faculty of the University of Pittsburgh and staff. They drove up into the mountains, stopping at Newcastle in St Andrew, formerly a military hill station for the British Army it is now a training centre for the JamaicaDefence Force then at Holywell, the Centre for the Blue and John Crow Mountain National Park which is a UNESCO World Heritage site.Read More →