Welcome to Malvern
Much of the appeal of Malvern is its physical beauty, but the town is also notable for historical roots that tend to run under many visitors’ radar. In the 18th century these uplands were an important center for coffee cultivation. Sugar estates were absent and the harsh plantation system never took hold. Following emancipation, newly freed slaves settled as independent farmers and continued to grow coffee. In later years citrus farms became important, and cattle now grow fat on the lush pastures.
If you're driving between Santa Cruz and Treasure Beach, the Malvern route is the most scenic.