Claverty Cottage

Claverty Cottage is a small settlement located about 5 miles/8 km from Blue Mountain Peak in the parish of Portland, Jamaica.[1] The population of this settlement is approximately 600 inhabitants. The district is known for its production of one of the most popular coffee brands in the island (Blue Mountain coffee).[2] Over the last several decades, this coffee has developed a reputation that has made it one of the most expensive and highly sought coffees in the world. In addition to its use for brewed coffee, the beans are the flavor base of Tia Maria coffee liqueur.

Claverty Cottage
Claverty Cottage
Coordinates: 18.1491°N 76.6382°W / 18.1491; -76.6382

About 1 km from this district is another small settlement called Clifton Hill, although many consider them to be the same settlement, locals consider them separate districts. In the community there is a primary school, a postal agency[3] and an Anglican church (St. Paul’s - Claverty Cottage),[4] the other church, a church of God is located in the adjacent Clifton Hill. The nearest urban area with a Police station is Buff Bay which is 30 miles away.


  1. "Claverty Cottage needs help!". Jamaica Gleaner. Archived from the original on 16 March 2008. Retrieved 23 November 2012.
  2. "Japanese delegates 'meet for coffee'". Jamaica Gleaner. 11 July 2008. Archived from the original on 3 August 2008. Retrieved 23 November 2012.
  3. Alan, Fincham. "Claverty Cottage - Portland". Jamaican Postal Markings. Archived from the original on 9 February 2005. Retrieved 23 November 2012.
  4. "Directory". Diocese of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands. Archived from the original on 27 January 2013. Retrieved 23 November 2012.
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