We support schools and communities in the highest districts of the Jamaica Blue Mountains.
Because of limited income, the children of these communities are at a disadvantage. The disadvantage is exacerbated by the difficult terrain and distance from the nearest city which makes it difficult for the government or even charitable organisations to provide consistent support.
By leveraging the presence of our sponsor company, the Wallenford Coffee Company, in the Jamaica Blue Mountains, we are identifying and implementing programmes with long term goals, long term support, that focus on enabling the children of these communities to compete with the best children across the globe.
Wallenford® prides itself on its farming and production practices which are driven by our mantra of “doing well and doing good.” We work closely with farmers and provide support to their farms, and the surrounding communities. We provide infrastructure as well as inputs to help them cultivate a crop that is profitable for them and can support their families. We also adopt schools in the Coffee growing areas and have provided everything from new kitchens, to internet, to computers and tablets. The result has been constant improvement in the quality and taste of the coffee that we produce and a strong relationship between Wallenford® and the coffee communities of Jamaica.
For more information, visit the Wallenford® website at www.wallenford.com
Wallenford® Coffee Company has historically been the largest cultivator of Jamaica Blue Mountain® and Jamaica High Mountain Coffee in the world. The company controls approximately 5,000 acres of Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee land and our operations span two parishes within the Blue Mountains namely St. Andrew and Portland and three parishes within the High Mountain regions namely Clarendon, St. Catherine and St. James.
The company also owns pulping factories within both regions which carry out the first stage of coffee processing. At these facilities, the beans are washed and removed from the skin (pulp) and are then loaded in trucks which are transported to our Tarentum Drying & Finishing Works Plant located in the parish of Clarendon. At Tarentum, the beans are dried, hulled, graded, sorted, handpicked and packaged.
Wallenford Foundation Limited is registered under the Companies Act of Jamaica. Company No. 87522.