Jamaican Cocoa

The World’s Most Exclusive Commodities

The Farm

REMBrook Farm was formed following the acquisition of some 170 acres of agricultural land in the Parish of St. Mary, Jamaica. The property spans between two neighbouring Districts; Palmetto Grove to the south and Crawle Pen Kilancholly to the north. The Sambre River runs through the property offering continuous water for irrigation.

The farm is presently blessed with a variety of plants. Apart from the main crop – cocoa,
there are; coconut, plantain, lychee, mango, guava, pimento, breadfruit, Otaheite apple plus a variety of lumber trees. Since they acquired the property, they have successfully planted some 60 different varieties of fruit trees.

Farming System

Farming system is an interactive practice, involving inputs and the environment in which crops are produced.

A proper farming system is fundamental to sustainable agriculture development within the farming community.

All farmers practise some kind of system, knowingly or unknowingly, this is where inputs and associated materials (plants or animal) are transformed into factors of production.

The production alternatives can take the form of a single intercrop, a mixture of crops, or a mixture of crop/livestock combination which are compatible with each other and other environmental factors.

One of the most common farming systems practised by cocoa growers around the world is the multi crop system. The ultimate benefit of this system is the maximizing and/or complementing the benefits that can be derived from land under cocoa. On the farm they intermingle the cocoa with coconut, banana and plantain at the same intensity to maximize efficiency in the use of the land and to generate income.

Introduction

While cocoa can now be enjoyed in an endless array of products around the world, this delicacy has a history that’s equally rich and compelling.

Its Latin name Theobroma, which literally means, “Food of the Gods.” This valuable crop played an important role in many ancient South American cultures, and today a primary crop in many North American communities including Jamaica.

Jamaican cocoa fetches a premium price on the world market because of its unique flavour and qualities, this gives Jamaica recognition by the International Cocoa Association (ICCO) as one of the nine exclusive producers of “fine flavour” cocoa.

Cocoa trees flourish inland in Jamaica, but mainly in the highlands of the parishes of Clarendon, St. Mary, St. Catherine, St. Andrew and Portland.

Jamaican cocoa is often used to improve the flavour of cocoa from other countries.

There are many value-added products derived from cocoa, such as:

  • Gourmet chocolates
  • Fruit conserves
  • Coffee beans dipped in chocolate
  • Rum-flavoured chocolate

What makes good Cocoa

A combination of factors contributes to the quality if the cocoa beans such as origin,
growing condition, soil type, climate, and at the end how the beans and harvested and
process to get to the end result.

On the farm they try to develop or encourage the ideal condition for the trees to
flourish. This is what we strive to achieve on the farm.

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