Suga Enjoyed Breakfast in the Mountains for Heroes’ Weekend!

Gabrielle Burgess a.k.a Suga enjoying rhe freshwater river pool by Rafjam Bed and Breakfast in Irish Town, Jamaica

Suga’s Ratings for RafJam Bed & Breakfast’s Restaurant

Date and time of visit: Sunday, October 18, 2020 at 9:30am

No. of diners: 2

NB. Ratings fill 5 stars maximum

Parking: ★☆☆☆☆

Ambience: ★★★★

Décor: ★★★☆☆

Comfort: ★★★★★

Service: ★★★★

Speed: ★★★★☆

Food quality: ★★★★★

Serving amount: ★★★★

Plating: ★★★

Value for $: ★★★★

Suga’s Breakdown: 

After 3 years, I finally made it. Imagine it took a German friend visiting Jamaica to tell me about RafJam Bread and Breakfast. Then I was reminded about it by Jamaica’s 1st Blue Mountain Coffee Festival a bit over 2 years ago when they drafted their Culinary trail and posted signs all along the way. Look out for them!

RafJam Bread and Breakfast is nestled in Red Light District, Irish Town, also known as Backpacker District. It’s the Right turn after Craighton Estate, i.e. the 2nd Right turn after Cafe Blue. When you make that right turn leading downhill to RafJam, follow the signs and beware that the road is a bit ‘Raf’. But difficult roads lead to beautiful destinations right?! Indeed it did.

My husband, Randy and I, parked walking distance away so we wouldn’t block in anyone and arrived at the quaintest house tucked away in the Blue Mountains. We were greeted by owner, Susan, telling us immediately what was for Breakfast as if she was welcoming us home from a long trip on the road. It is indeed her home. Susan inherited her parent’s house and decided to transform the lush, tropical paradise into a magnificent Blue Mountain getaway. 

I was initially disappointed that we missed out on the Ackee & Callaloo, leaving limited choices of Salt Mackerel or Saltfish and Baked Beans, but I was prepared for simple, Jamaican cuisine. We both ordered the Salt Mackerel.

We sat outdoors with an instant reminder of how beautiful Jamaica is. We overlooked, lush, green vegetation by a river and small waterfall. Tropical Paradise. Sweet Jamaica. Jamaica Land We Love.

Randy Burgess and Gabrielle Burgess, Owners of Suga Lifestyle.

Our Breakfast arrived and it was far from simple. It was freshly cooked, homemade, farm to table goodness! Salt Mackerel with boiled food to equip you to make a small climb up to see their 15-ft waterfall, and a side of fresh watermelon.

It was cold, but we enjoyed the freshwater river pools, didn’t take the clean, fresh air for granted and had a few drinks from their Tiki Bar before we headed back downhill to make curfew.

RafJam’s Tiki Bar

Upon leaving we heard them telling a few European visitors what was for Lunch, a more expanded menu, with more Jamaican goodness. We were very tempted to stay, so will return to RafJam, hopefully one day soon. #SugaEndorsed

RafJam Bed and Breakfast

Location: 6 Springdale Cove, Hopewell Road, Red Light District, Irish Town, Kingston. JA.

Ph: 876.897.4767; 876.516.5442

Website: http://www.rafjam.com

Instagram: @rafjambnb

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle)

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Watch Suga Lifestyle goes LIVE with PukrUp Cosmetics and their Pinktober Campaign!

It’s Breast Cancer Awareness month and Suga Artisan, Pukrup Cosmetics (Ig: @pukrup_cosmeticsja) supports the fight against Breast Cancer.

Join them now until the 31st of October by Purchasing some of their wide range of products, because 30% of proceeds will be donated to the Jamaica Cancer Society (Ig: @jamaicacancersociety876).

Check out Pukrup Cosmetics reasonable Price List here:

Go follow @pukrup_cosmeticsja! They are a thriving local Beauty, Cosmetics and Personal Care company with all natural, handmade, chemical and preservative free Lip Balms, Body Butters, Face Masks, Soaps, Oils and more.

You can easily order from their Online Website (www.pukrupcosmetics.com) and they do Islandwide Delivery.

Please support this local business operated by two awesome young women, Kristina Wellington and Jodi Miller, while you will support a great cause at the same time.

Watch “Suga Lifestyle LIVE with Pukrup Cosmetics and their Pinktober Campaign” on YouTube here: 

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle)

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JOIN Pukrup Cosmetics & Suga Lifestyle TONIGHT at 8:30PM!

Let’s hear about these 2 Local Entrepreneur Ladies’ Handmade, All Natural, Chemical and Preservative Free Cosmetics Brand, how they have joined the fight against BREAST CANCER and their GIVEAWAY with ‘@sugalifestyle’ on Instagram LIVE TONIGHT!

Join us at 8:30PM. You know we love to have a good time! 💖🥂

Support Local. Support a good cause. Buy Jamaican 

Pukrup Cosmetics

Instagram: @pukrup_cosmeticsja

Ph: 876-455-4845

Website: http://www.pukrupcosmetics.com

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle)

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Suga Goes LIVE with Pukrup Cosmetics Tomorrow Night for their Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign!

TOMORROW NIGHT at 8:30pm, Kristina Wellington, Co-Owner of Pukrup Cosmetics will go on Instagram LIVE with Suga Lifestyle to tell us about their Business and what they have to offer, especially for #pinktober. Of course there will be a really cool GIVEAWAY too!

It’s Breast Cancer Awareness month and Suga Artisan, Pukrup Cosmetics supports the fight against Breast Cancer.

Please join them now until the 31st of October by Purchasing some of their wide range of products, because 30% of proceeds will be donated to the Jamaica Cancer Society.

Go follow @pukrup_cosmeticsja on Instagram! They are a thriving local Beauty, Cosmetics and Personal Care company with all natural, handmade, chemical and preservative free Lip Balms, Body Butters, Face Masks, Soaps, Oils and more.

Get a sneak peek of their Products and more than reasonable Prices here:

You can easily order from their Online Website and they do Islandwide Delivery. (See link below)

Please support this local business operated by two awesome young women, Kristina Wellington and Jodi Miller, while you will support a great cause at the same time.

Support Local. Buy Jamaican 🇯🇲

Pukrup Cosmetics

Ph: 876-455-4845

Instagram: @pukrup_cosmeticsja

Website: http://www.pukrupcosmetics.com

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle)

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TGIF to the Blue Mountain Lemonade from Cafe Blue!

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Suga Taster, Taraja Jackson’s Blue Mountain Lemonade from Cafe Blue, Irish Town last Sunday.

TGIF to the Blue Mountain Lemonade from Cafe Blue!

It’s Summer Time and we have been so locked in. Take a drive this weekend up to Cafe Blue in Irish town and enjoy their Blue Mountain Lemonade along with adjoining Restaurant, Crystal Edge’s Jamaican eats.

Take note of the last day for this deal too, ONLY at Fontana Fairview, Super Valu Constant Spring and Sovereign Center locations.

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Enjoy the weekend!

Café Blue, Irish Town

Ph: 876-944-8918

Opening Hours: Mon. – Fri @ 8:30am-4:30pm

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle)

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During Love in the Time of Corona, Suga Taster, Kimmy does Doorstep Dining

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Suga Taster, Kimberly Nesbeth’s Ratings for EITS Cafe Doorstep Dining

Date and time of order: April 17, 2020

No. of orders: 2

NB. Ratings fill 5 stars maximum

Speed: ★★★★☆

Food quality: ★★★★★

Serving amount: ★★★★★

Packaging: ★★★★★

Value for $: ★★★★★

Suga Taster, Kimmy’s Breakdown!

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Suga Taster, Kimberly Nesbeth

During Love in the Time of Corona, EITS Cafe has been offering Door Step Dining. There are usually two Soup options and six Meal options, in addition to some fun treats such as Pesto, Herb Butter and Cookies.

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There are also refreshing and simple Salads. There are suggested combinations and an option to build your own Salad, which is what I ordered.

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There are quite a few options you can choose from, and part of the fun is switching it up so that you’re not having the same Salad every day.

The Salads are fresh and tasty🙌🏾

EITS Cafe Doorstep Dining
*Tax is included in the listed prices*

Edited By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle)

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Handmade Cosmetics, Beauty & Skincare Products from Irish Town, Jamaica

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Suga stocked up on Pukrup Cosmetics Ja for Christmas! Refreshing scents. Handmade from Irish Town, their balms are great for dry or chapped lips and they had 3 flavours of lip scrubs: Coffee, Peppermint and Honey.
You use a small amount of the scrub on your lips and apply in a circular motion to exfoliate dead skin cells from your lips.

Check out Pukrup Cosmetics Ja today and see what other Beauty, Skincare and Cosmetic products they have and for reasonable prices too!

Buy Local, Buy Jamaican

Pukrup Cosmetics Ja

Ph: 876-833-5668; 876-318-7670

Email: puckerupcosmeticsja@gmail.com

*Islandwide delivery*

Instagram: @pukrup_cosmeticsja

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Two Spots Fail for Suga on the Blue Mountain Culinary Trail

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Suga’s Ratings for Crystal Edge Restaurant

Date & Time of Visit: Sunday, April 1, 2018 at 1:00pm.

No. of diners: 2

NB. Ratings fill 5 stars maximum

Parking: ★☆☆☆☆

Ambience: ★★★★★

Décor: ★★★☆☆

Comfort: ★★★★☆

Service: ★★★☆☆

Speed: ★★★★☆

Value for $: ★★★☆☆

Suga Endorsement: ★★★☆☆

Comments: I went specifically for the Oxtail, but the quality has fallen off majorly. It lacked seasoning and did not slide off the bone this time, but still had good texture. Diners at another table were expressing the same sentiment. The taste of Coffee was lost in the Coffee infused Chicken. Both dishes in chipped plates were served with Steamed Vegetables and Rice and Peas, but were swimming in gravy. Mediocre service and food with a breathtaking view.

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Oxtail from Crystal Edge, Irish Town

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Crystal Edge’s Coffee Infused Chicken

Suga’s Ratings for Café Blue

Date & Time of Visit: Sunday, April 1, 2018 at 1:00pm.

No. of diners: 2

NB. Ratings fill 5 stars maximum

Parking: ★☆☆☆☆

Ambience: ★★★★★

Décor: ★★★★☆

Comfort: ★★★★☆

Service: ★★☆☆☆

Speed: ★★☆☆☆

Value for $: ★★★☆☆

Suga Endorsement: ★★★☆☆

Comments:  Staff was pleasant but inattentive. Crystal Edge’s staff were seen more around that side than the Café Blue waitresses. Desserts were dry. We had the Chocolate Mocha Cake and Strawberry Cheesecake.

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Strawberry Cheesecake from Café Blue, Irish Town

For such a long commute, disappointing experience thankfully overshadowed by the picturesque view of the Blue Mountains with cool, fresh air and the taste of rich, authentic Blue Mountain Coffee.

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Cappuccino from Cafe Blue, Irish Town

After the boost of the Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee Festival 1 week before my visit, I expected more from Crystal Edge and Café Blue. Hope they get back on track soon. Not worth the drive.

Did You Know?

Strawberry Hill is now charging $2500JMD at the gate to include a welcome drink if you do not have a booking or reservation.

I was passing by for a drink in between Breakfast and Lunch. So for persons like myself and others who happen to be nearby and spontaneously choose to stop and may end up staying for Lunch etc., I think an entry fee is ridiculous. It would be similar if The Jamaica Pegasus would charge you to enter.

Stay tuned next week to see where is worth the drive on the Blue Mountain Culinary Trail!

Crystal Edge Restaurant

Location: Irish Town, St. Andrew

Ph: 876-944-8053

Opening Hours: Tues. – Sun. @ 9am – 7pm

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Café Blue, Irish Town

Ph: 876-944-8918

Opening Hours: Mon. – Fri @ 8:30am-4:30pm

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Last Day for Chairman’s Egg Nog at Cafe Blue!

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My friend and I weren’t amused when we went to Cafe Blue in Sovereign Mall over the holidays specifically for Egg Nog and they didn’t have it.

Maybe I will give them another chance today, although the season is over and my annual Egg Nog partner is back in Florida.

Last Day to get it folks! Have a great Weekend!

Enjoy at Sovereign Mall, Irish Town or NMIA in Kingston or Shoppes at Rose Hall or Fontana in Montego Bay!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Cafe Blue’s Chairman’s Egg Nog is back & Sovereign’s Location is Bigger with a New Look!

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Cafe Blue in Sovereign Mall, Kingston now has a new look and more space! Great way to kickstart your week with some Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee.

Also, Cafe Blue’s Chairman’s Egg Nog is now back! It should be Available at all locations for a limited time from today throughout the holidays.

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Cafe Blue’s Chairman Egg Nog

Enjoy at Sovereign Mall, Irish Town or NMIA in Kingston or Shoppes at Rose Hall or Fontana in Montego Bay!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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