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REMOTE RASTAFARIAN VILLAGE | Blue Mountains, Jamaica

November 6, 2019


This is real. No tobacco. No nothing in it. It’s pure 100 % herb. Good morning, guys, and welcome back to Vagabrothers. Right now we are in the misty, gorgeous Blue Mountains of Jamaica. We’ve taken a crazy steep road up from the Port of Kingston, and we’re up here with some coffee. If you’ve heard of the Blue Mountains, you’ve probably heard of it because of Blue Mountain coffee, which is one of the most expensive and sought after coffees in the entire world. We’re going to the Old Tavern Coffee Estate and find out what makes Blue Mountain coffee so special. I’m Alex. Hi Alex. How are you doing? David. Hi. Marko. We’re on the Old Tavern Coffee Estate, which is a family farm started by my parents as a hobby and has grown into a substantial commercial farm. We grow, roast, package and sell coffee both for local consumption and for overseas and as far as we can for direct sale to a consumer. How much coffee do you produce compared to I don’t know, like maybe in other countries where they grow a lot of coffee? Even some of our Central American neighbors will be producing easily 15-20 times the amount of coffee Jamaica does. What is the life span of a coffee plant? Think of a coffee plant almost like a person. Its prime of life is from 5 or 6 years old until it’s about 40. So we’ve got 10 years left, Alex. And then we’re going to wither away. Nobody’s going to drink our coffee. Getting old. Yup, but then the ladies keep on coming back to you because they say, “Yeah, but..” That’s my coffee. That’s the real one.That’s a cup for me. It’s all in the wisdom. It might not bear every year, but when it does, oh boy. After much anticipation, trying Blue Mountain Coffee. It’s extremely well balanced. It’s really not that bitter at all. It’s super mild. The reason that this is so expensive and so sought after is for two reasons: on the supply side, there’s not a lot of it. This coffee has to be grown at a certain altitude. I believe above 4000 feet, and there’s only five certified estates. On the demand side, there’s just high demand, especially in Japan where 80 % of this coffee is shipped. Right now we are walking down to the actual plantation where the coffee is being grown. It’s a pretty incredible feat of natural perseverance. The coffee plant can grow on an almost vertical slope. You can see coffee actually comes with a pulp around it like this. Before the coffee makes it to your cup, the bean is harvested, the pulp is removed. It’s then dried and then roasted. These are also actually the same mountains that inspired Bob Marley’s song Natural Mystic and Misty Morning. This is a very, very cool experience. We have been going to so many coffee shops around the world and seeing the final product, learning about origins. But to actually come to the place where it is grown. And to come where it is grown is such short supply and at the perfect time for harvesting. This has been such an awesome experience sampling some of the world’s best coffee right at the source. We’re going to head over to a different part of the Blue Mountains and experience something else that is quintessentially Jamaican, Rastafarianism. You ready? Let’s go. We’ve left the coffee plantation, and now we are heading to a Rastafarian village that’s deep in the Blue Mountains. We’ve just parked the car, and we still have to walk, but it’s pretty insane. You can already hear the drum circle. I’ve only experienced Rastafarian culture through popular media, like music and TV. This is an actual village. It’s a way of life that is very organic to here, in Jamaica. So let’s go check it out. It’s very steep. These valleys just go up, down, up ,down, which is why cool things can be preserved in mountains. I have been a big fan of reggae music for a very, very long time, but this experience….. I have no idea what to expect. This is going to be cool. The main ceremony is finished. They’ve broken for lunch, and we’ve been invited inside of the high priest’s house. He’s going to explain a little bit more about what Rastafarianism is. I am Priest Dermot Fagan, the founder for this society in the Blue Mountains. The society’s name is Selassie, School of the Jah. When you say school, not academical, but theological. I didn’t put church because when you say church, most people try to shun the idea so I say Here’s Selassie, School of the Jah. Bible study, prophesy, so much worship. Our mission at this time is to sensitivise the people and respect to the Christ which is not an easy road Some people are offended trying to propagate the emperor as the returned Messiah. When we say returned messiah, we are seeking to say it was him that came 2000 years ago in a different name, Yahushua, by the Hebrews. All of us Rastans don’t say the same thing, but speaking from School of Jah point of view, we want the world to know that we don’t have no place for racial superiority or racial inferiority. By the device of the emperor, what we look at is universal brotherhood and sisterhood in Christ, regardless of your race. We prefer the understanding that our flesh is created equally in the sight of the Almighty God. I think that was incredible. I think Rastafarianism is so 100 % authentically Jamaican. Blue Mountain Coffee is something you only find in this exact region. I think when you’re traveling to the Caribbean, you’ve got so many choices of islands. Why choose Jamaica? The answer is things like these; this is an exporter of culture throughout the whole region. Jamaica makes its mark felt on its neighbors, and what we just experienced today are two experiences you would not find anywhere else and that we’re very privileged to have seen. I didn’t know much about Blue Mountain Coffee before hand. I just knew that it was expensive, and I had never tried it. But having tried it, honestly, it’s just the smoothest coffee I’ve ever had. Coming here and exploring the Blue Mountains and hiking up to this remote Rastafarian village and being welcomed by the villagers; being allowed to witness and partake in their sabbath day was just something that was unforgettable and one of the coolest cultural experiences I’ve had in a long time. Thank you. But we are not done yet with the Blue Mountains. We’re heading deeper, and we’re going to be exploring an older and equally interesting story: that of the Maroons. Stay tuned.

100 Comments

  • Reply Awake Pure energy September 15, 2018 at 10:00 am

    Try the Kenyan AA+
    I love the blue Mountain coffee to,
    I love coffee.
    Try the Ethiopian coffee.
    Coffee, COFFEEEEEEE….
    YEAP…. LOVE COFFEE.

  • Reply Mark Nope September 15, 2018 at 10:01 pm

    It's called homeless people.

  • Reply mu al September 19, 2018 at 7:34 am

    I came for the weed not no daaaamn coffee

  • Reply William Mignoli September 26, 2018 at 3:14 am

    wtf with the techno music throughout and over the chanting..you got to be kidding..you ruin the whole video there..

  • Reply Davilee Joseph September 30, 2018 at 3:14 am

    you suck and blue mountain has noting to do with Bob Marley song Natural Mystic

  • Reply Howard Thorpe October 8, 2018 at 2:16 am

    Ezekiel 8 kjv

  • Reply Elite Perfumes October 8, 2018 at 4:44 am

    He inherited that coffe estate from his slave master parents

  • Reply Æðan Spárkr October 10, 2018 at 5:31 pm

    Me and my brothers have promised we'll travel to Jamaica, Cuba and other islands when we've earned enough money. Gotta remember The Blue Mountains

  • Reply Don Yuan October 12, 2018 at 11:44 pm

    Hallie Salassie was afraid of Jamaicans, He barely made his appearense. .

  • Reply Star Infante October 18, 2018 at 2:52 pm

    Song at 0:10?

  • Reply otteyful October 27, 2018 at 7:52 pm

    This is false teaching. Emperor Selassie was never the Christ. When Selassie was alive, he was a member of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church where he worshiped the Jesus Christ the Son of the Living God; the One who died upon Mt. Calvary over two thousand years ago. If you go to Ethiopia today, no Ethiopian would tell that Emperor Selassie was Christ. Jamaican madness!

  • Reply Alta Smith October 30, 2018 at 10:07 am

    I need to be there

  • Reply Alta Smith October 30, 2018 at 10:09 am

    I'm very resentful of white presence. Certain places you just don't want to see them at

  • Reply Hen. Jamz November 3, 2018 at 3:06 am

    stupid vlog music ruined it

  • Reply William Shakes Beer November 14, 2018 at 5:04 pm

    RASTAFARIAN-ism? Don't know what to say. ❤💛💚
    Video ruined at 6:16.

  • Reply Mr Jr November 19, 2018 at 7:26 am

    Like Kilimanjaro marangu's rastafall

  • Reply T U G I November 19, 2018 at 5:22 pm

    Om shanti👌🏻🌸

  • Reply David Porowski November 21, 2018 at 11:15 pm

    If There is reincarnation, when I die, I want to be reborn as a Rastafarian with a plot of mountain farmland & a sack
    full of ganja seeds. PTL 🙏🏼
    RIP Bob Marley I love UR spirit. God Bless

  • Reply Webslicer November 24, 2018 at 12:12 am

    So what is the name of the village?

  • Reply Benjamin December 2, 2018 at 12:30 pm

    4:08 I've also been to a lot of coffee shops in Amsterdam😂

  • Reply yeasurreee December 4, 2018 at 5:19 pm

    fun fact: if climate change continues the way it is, this coffee will no longer exist. this coffee bean requires a very specific climate to grow, and each year they must go higher and higher up the mountain. Eventually they will be as high as they can go and it will be over.

  • Reply Freddy December 4, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    Blacks trust way too much..they will never learn

  • Reply Нови Сад Србија December 11, 2018 at 9:29 pm

    They believe that guy selasie was Jesus Christ? Even if they still live in dirt and death. Well…..

  • Reply Fyah Dan Nyoveste December 16, 2018 at 5:52 pm

    Im a rasta barista and this clip has been 🔥🔥🔥🔥

  • Reply Jelle Berg December 19, 2018 at 12:03 pm

    interessant!!!

  • Reply The Rusty Ulua December 20, 2018 at 7:08 am

    Next time play some reggae as you talk about "Rastafari"

  • Reply Abu Cabmax December 22, 2018 at 2:24 am

    World of slave by Tobaco

  • Reply Sheila Mchgee December 24, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    wudv liked to hav seen more of views rasta people??

  • Reply steven jackson December 27, 2018 at 7:50 pm

    Old Tavern. Best coffee company in Jamaica. Full stop

  • Reply Aaron Junior December 29, 2018 at 2:37 am

    Family started it as a hobby. Haha. Ask how they purchased the land

  • Reply Decadant Dog January 3, 2019 at 5:27 am

    What does a Rasta man say when digging sweet potatoes? He says "We be yammin` maaan"!

  • Reply 420 OG January 3, 2019 at 6:00 am

    💚💛❤

  • Reply Phillip Lyn January 20, 2019 at 7:36 pm

    Blue mountain peak one of these days when I came home must have to go on my list of places to go lol so many places to go and visit you must keep on coming back for more loving this one brother thanks for sharing this very important information giving thanks knowledge is power hopefully everyone pays attention to this one giving thanks blessed love to all

  • Reply Carla H January 22, 2019 at 3:09 pm

    And you know Bob Marley wrote the lyrics that song Misty morning because ?

  • Reply Nijah Champagne January 27, 2019 at 2:47 am

    Good vibes 💛

  • Reply Antony Lamary February 2, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    WHAT’S THIS SONG PLEASE 3:10 3:10 3:10

  • Reply Z StHope February 13, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    Do they produce organic coffee? Thanks.

  • Reply اِبن مارلي February 15, 2019 at 11:58 am

    How I can buy weed in Jamaica

  • Reply Free Flowing Thoughts 💭 February 20, 2019 at 12:41 am

  • Reply bunnycatch3r February 20, 2019 at 7:16 pm

    Too many superlatives.

  • Reply Rastafari Mulah February 27, 2019 at 9:58 pm

    Tobacco is natural herb 😂😂😂 hell Cubans smoke cigars not cigarettes

  • Reply Maijay March 2, 2019 at 5:22 pm

    Von den blauen Bergen kommen wir

    Unser Lehrer ist genauso doof wie wir

    Mit der Brille auf der Nase

    Sieht er aus wie ’n Osterhase

    Von den blauen Bergen kommen wir

  • Reply Osmel Raga March 10, 2019 at 7:29 pm

    I think the background music was anticlimactic, quite…

  • Reply Vander C March 11, 2019 at 9:41 am

    i wish i were here! favourite place and i wish i can meet with rastafarian

  • Reply Valentine Day March 12, 2019 at 6:40 pm

    An aside:. Natural MYSTIC should actually be natural MYSTIQUE. The song is about a feeling, a sense of unreality, foreboding if you like. A mystic is a person (surrounded by mystique if you like)

  • Reply Nadine K March 12, 2019 at 11:21 pm

    So first half is taken up by looking at a coffee plantation… Producing the Babylon drug…. FYI We came here for rastas and weed not coffee beans

  • Reply German Dobermann March 16, 2019 at 10:30 am

    Ra star

  • Reply Yaro Music March 23, 2019 at 8:32 pm

    long hair dude what happened to your voice

  • Reply Sarafu manu March 28, 2019 at 5:59 am

    Love

  • Reply Crazy Hands April 3, 2019 at 4:35 pm

    Society of falsehood believing in a false messiah a religious cult set up by Marcus Garvey .

  • Reply Anthony Welch April 4, 2019 at 6:15 pm

    Hallie Sellassie-I name was actually Ras Tafari Mokkonen!

  • Reply Daniel G April 6, 2019 at 12:31 am

    Damn Mountains Is Smoking

  • Reply doug b April 6, 2019 at 3:38 pm

    5:42 – The flower Jamaica was named after.

  • Reply Unknown User April 7, 2019 at 12:58 pm

    So you drive right past Ras Kitchen, just for coffee? we here for the Ganja!

  • Reply Stoof sir April 19, 2019 at 10:46 pm

    Who can send me a pack of them 🔥🔥 seeds💵

  • Reply Bogard Ching April 28, 2019 at 6:35 am

    Worst part of youtube playing stupid background misic in jammaica

  • Reply Cr3 Media April 28, 2019 at 8:13 pm

    Good video highlighting the culture.

  • Reply ProFocus Photography April 30, 2019 at 1:42 am

    Lovely Video

  • Reply So friggin Amazing May 11, 2019 at 10:38 pm

    wht a shame ! the rob the rasta men from there land!!! shame

  • Reply ashish bhatt May 12, 2019 at 9:06 am

    As an indian sometime i feel rastapeople are dear distant brothers of hippies in india.

  • Reply chiabo fabien May 17, 2019 at 4:53 pm

    WTF why don't play a RASTAFARI music, in respect with JAH!

  • Reply Jim Marshall May 18, 2019 at 7:42 pm

    It's not Rastafarianism. Just Rastafari.

  • Reply Chadwick Davis May 25, 2019 at 10:04 pm

    These romans.always want pree original people.life and libertys.dont trust the slave master nor Dem seeds???

  • Reply This Is Me May 26, 2019 at 11:16 pm

    Respectfully covered! tfs …

  • Reply Ana Llera May 26, 2019 at 11:23 pm

    Love. 😍😎

  • Reply rupert williams May 30, 2019 at 6:06 pm

    Again, the, "HUNTERS" telling another ones story. IAMME UHURU. 🇯🇲.

  • Reply Griselle Davila May 31, 2019 at 7:37 am

    CaFé Ricó…. ☕

  • Reply yellooh June 5, 2019 at 5:36 pm

    I heard the coffee is amazing there too.

  • Reply James Joseph KEATING 4 th June 9, 2019 at 4:04 pm

    Blue light

  • Reply Vincent Vegas June 11, 2019 at 5:56 am

    Plantation ? Why not just say farm ? You need to check your white supremacist language before you get on the plane .

  • Reply BMW Programming & Encoding June 14, 2019 at 1:04 pm

    The Rastafari is spiritually dead. Rastafari is worshipping a Gentile man with an angelic image.

  • Reply Claude Yuen June 24, 2019 at 10:00 am

    The cow is Mother: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f93jkppHG6s

  • Reply Serenity. July 7, 2019 at 9:09 pm

    song at 5:21????

  • Reply BOBBY BEAU July 9, 2019 at 9:17 am

    My brother Ras well spoken self taught knowledge i am so proud to be JAMAICAN i love my people we will conquer the world, can anyone tell what is that track at 7 min 30 sec ?

  • Reply dave purkess July 11, 2019 at 3:04 am

    Rastas never have anything smart to say.

  • Reply Alister Williams July 12, 2019 at 12:52 pm

    I wouldn’t trust these American hipsters one bit. They’re there for all the Wrong reasons. Love reggae for as long as he can remember? I don’t think so. Playing whatever rubbish ‘cool’ lounge music that was over the Rastas ceremonial music and saying ‘ism’. Just another American out to make $$ from exploiting everyone else on the planet. How you look in the mirror?

  • Reply Charles marcel Page July 12, 2019 at 1:29 pm

    I seen jamaican rasta roll they herb with tobacco 😜🤷‍♂️but they don't roll blunts😏

  • Reply bingi jay July 16, 2019 at 8:04 pm

    Y unu luv expose wi secret

  • Reply Shell Harv July 18, 2019 at 5:15 pm

    Lol “a NATURAL MYSTIC in the AIR” is farrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr/ GALAXIES from the coffee smell rising up in ya nose hole!!!!!!! Hahahahahaha

  • Reply tony cardona July 18, 2019 at 10:45 pm

    No rastafarism. No ism or schism

  • Reply Bosnian Gamer July 21, 2019 at 9:04 am

    ras kitchen is better to watch

  • Reply A Diesel Work Lemon July 24, 2019 at 10:38 am

    Did you need a 4wd??

  • Reply Milwaukee Phil July 28, 2019 at 4:33 pm

    You guys did a great job of showing the history not only the beautiful place💪👊🌿

  • Reply Cher M July 29, 2019 at 3:32 pm

    If only the rest of the world believed in rastafarian beliefs. All flesh is created equal. Yes! We are all the same. I think that means every living thing even animals, they are vegans.

  • Reply niiko10ne August 8, 2019 at 4:34 pm

    The Music??

  • Reply Colleen Henry August 12, 2019 at 1:46 pm

    Near to where I used to live, I used to be in Elletson Flats, near Papine, Tavern, Mona, August Town

  • Reply Step Stepahead August 26, 2019 at 7:11 am

    JAMAICIA IS BEAUTIFUL BREATHTAKING

  • Reply PAVINTHIRAN GANESAN September 1, 2019 at 5:36 pm

    love u rasta guys

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  • Reply Andrew Dixon September 29, 2019 at 12:06 am

    Wow the disrespect in putting Techno over that nyahbhingi chanting is sooooo bad on so many levels… What on earth was you thinking guys… Would love to hear your side of that ridiculous mistake?

  • Reply Julianna Korzeniewska October 3, 2019 at 10:40 pm

    Does anyone know how to get to this rasta village? The one near Montego is opened only on Saturdays till 2pm and Tuesdays, we won't make it coz of the flights. Thankful for any recommendations about any other rasta villages opened on Saturdays afternoon /Sundays or Mondays.

  • Reply pikeyboyfoo October 6, 2019 at 2:26 pm

    That guy isn't Jesus Christ comon rastas lol. Too much weed.

  • Reply RDRAFF1 October 13, 2019 at 3:53 am

    The UK owes the maroons in Jamaica Billions in Reparations. Our Jamaican Government is made up of some of the wickedest people on earth. They allowing the mining companies to deforest Jamaica and non of our Jamaican lawyers have the intelligence to start a class action suit against the Jamaican Government, England and the United States for interfering in Jamaica's economic domestic affairs and for the war they have waged against the Jamaicans in the U.S.. Plus the profiling and harassment we face while living here.

    Then too many Jamaicans are too backwards and dumb to think further than the next flaws of rum, or crotches and possessed with idiot the bad man songs and kill a niggauh music they listening to, to even come together and have a serious discussion about this.

    Yet wi rather kill each other over two pound a weed and live through the most disgrace and embarrassment and come on social media and further disgrace ourselves and those who know better have fi afraid fi talk because the idiot dem wi laugh wi to scorn and mock wi and jere wi or worst fight and kill wi. Mean while the real bad man dem a the Chinese, Arab and German dem a run Jamaica cause they making billions of Jamaicans a year and the murder rate sky high a Jamaica and the Chinii, Arab and German them a live good and a gwan like dem own yard and we dedde like pour ting as rich as we get wi still a suffer cause our Jamaican dollar nuh
    Whutt faught. And before we fight government and politics wi get up every day a sabotage each other, cutting each other throats and calling on the name of God. Sad! Very Sad!

    Wi head really Gone Fi true. The bauxite and aluminum dust gan to we brain!

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  • Reply AsherV Asher October 14, 2019 at 8:03 pm

    Bwoy!! I'm telling you. We have been deprived but when we achieve something in the midst the privilege still wants a piece of the action.

  • Reply Priest Morgan October 20, 2019 at 9:41 pm

    I would like to come and spend the rest of my life in Jamaica

  • Reply marvin ezekiel October 24, 2019 at 6:03 am

    The white man got no soul

  • Reply Gorgon Don October 29, 2019 at 12:24 am

    Crappy music. No sub, no nothing.

    Later

  • Reply CrowdPleeza November 4, 2019 at 5:59 am

    Any ideas on why some people are being made sick from using marijuana?

    Example:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uD8RqpbNt7w&t=5s

  • Reply TO TA November 4, 2019 at 2:01 pm

    I really like the colors and the quality. Did you do some color grading while editing? I also like how smooth the footage is!

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