A Trip to The Marley Coffee Farm in Jamaica

Rohan Marley is growing coffee to help communities in Jamaica.

  • Handmade Blue Mountain barrels at the processing plant in Kingston
  • The Marley Coffee Farm, a 52­ acre private farm, sits atop the Blue Mountains in Chepstowe, Portland, Jamaica
  • Founder and Chairman of the Board Rohan Marley with his coffee
  • Trench Town
  • Rohan Marley with a Marley Coffee farmer and two kids from the Chepstowe community
  • Rohan Marley on his Farm in Jamaica
  • Staff from the Marley Coffee Jamaica team at the Marley Coffee farm
  • Bags of Blue Mountain Coffee Beans getting ready to be shipped out from the processing plant in Kingston
  • Coffee beans being dried before processing
  • Rohan Marley sitting on the steps of his father’s home, which is now the Bob Marley Museum

“My father [Bob Marley] came from the farmland in Nine Mile. There, he learned a deep respect for nature and humanity that helped guide his life. His dream was to return [to that life] one day,” explains Bob’s son, Rohan Marley. Rohan fulfilled his father’s dream by starting Marley Coffee, an international gourmet coffee company which sources beans from around the world, including Ethiopia, Central America, and Jamaica. The Jamaican beans come from Rohan’s 52-acre farm estate that sits atop the Blue Mountains in Chepstowe.

L.A. photographer and director Estevan Oriol chronicled his trip to Jamaica to visit the the Marley Coffee Farm. Oriol’s series reveals the beauty of Jamaica, as well as the clear goal of Rohan and his staff to bolster the economy of Chepstowe and the country as a whole. The coffee processing plant also supports the local Kingston economy by supplying over 300 jobs for the inner city communities.

You can buy the organic, Fair Trade coffee online here, or at select Whole Foods across the country.

Click through the gallery above to see Oriol’s stunning images from the trip. All photos courtesy of Estevan Oriol.

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