Yesterday we ventured up into the Blue Mountains for two reasons. First, we visited the Creighton Coffee Estate. I must admit I did not participate in the tour but I did walk around the beautiful estate. It is a pink, well-maintained house with dark hardwood floors and spectacular views. I did go on the hike up the mountain to a lookout, where the view was again, amazing. And I learned that all Jamaican coffee is Arabica. It is best grown on steep hills, in wet and hot conditions. Our tour guide Junior did not have the answer when asked how they are harvested on such a steep incline. He also pointed out that most harvesters are female as they are more meticulous in picking the bean and not separating it from its stem, which can damage the plant so that it does not pollinate for an entire year. In order to ensure the quality of the coffee, tasters are trained so that they can recognize the best product. They must abstain from certain foods and alcohol and they can taste up to 400 times a day (I hope that is correct?). Junior told us he as worked for the estate for 14 years but that he is not a master taster since he does not want to adhere to the restrictions. After the hike, we walked over to Strawberry Hill- take a look at tons more pictures below.