Whitfield Hall coffee farm and Hostel is situated at an elevation of 4,000 ft. in the heart of the Blue Mountains, and is the final overnight resting place directly on the main hiking trail leading to Portland Gap and the Blue Mountain Peak.

The original property was a patent issued to William Whitfield in 1776 for coffee production. It had its own factory which was destroyed in the massive flood rains of 1909. Coffee was produced on all of the 300 acre property until 1939. It was subdivided after the second World War. Whitfield Hall's coffee is now produced on the most desirable forty acres surrounding the original Great House with it's cathedral ceilings, cheery fireplace, time darkened hand hewn beams and gently hissing antique "Tilley" kerosene lamps (no electricity). It is now owned by the Allgrove family, whose family history and roots in the immediate district date back over 60 years.

Production from the current forty acres approaches what the original 300 acres produced before the second World War. This is a result of intensive management practices and attention to detail. As with the other Estates, Whitfield Hall produces what we think is the best Blue Mountain Coffee available.

The Great House is operated as a hostel, primarily for climbers to the "Peak", and has a detached private cottage which is available. One may wish to stay longer, tour the RSW farms, or the Sherwood Factory, and enjoy this laid-back, friendly and beautiful part of Jamaica. Reservations: (876) 927-0986; e-mail: maurs@colis.com; or John Allgrove, 8 Armon Jones Crescent, Kingston 6, Jamaica, W.I.