Clydesdale Estate was founded in the late 1700s by Dr. Colin McClarty, a British national who came to Jamaica for what he thought would be a short visit but fell in love with the country and decided to stay. It was one of the first estates to plant coffee commercially in Jamaica. Following Dr. McClarty’s example and realizing the excellent quality coffee produced in this area, other farmers ventured into coffee production in the vicinity of Clydesdale Estate.
It is from these beginnings that the Clydesdale coffee region evolved. Clydesdale Estate Coffee was first exported in the late 1700’s and because of the exceptional quality of the beans, it has remained an important coffee growing region since.
Clydesale combines the perfect and delicate balance of acidity, body and aroma. Its acidity is bright and delicate, its body gentle and velvety. Its aroma is softly penetrating and sweet with floral, spicy, and citric undertones. There is a presence of cocoa undertones in its aftertaste.