The Tourism Linkages Network will be hosting the inaugural staging of the Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee Festival from March 23 to 25 at Newcastle in St. Andrew.
The three-day event will showcase the rich tradition of coffee production in the Blue Mountain region and feature Blue Mountain coffee, coffee-related products, food stalls, tastings, demonstrations and workshops.
Highlighting the various activities, Senior Tourism Network Strategist with the Tourism Linkages Network, Simone Harris noted that day one, dubbed ‘Trade Day’, will include business development workshops for coffee industry players, and is being hosted by the Jamaica Agricultural Commodities Regulatory Authority (JACRA) and the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA).
On Saturday, March 24, the general public will be able to participate in various competitions, food demonstrations, as well as enjoy performances from the Charles Town Maroons, Dance Expressionz and Tarrus Riley.
The final day, dubbed ‘Experience the Jamaica Blue Mountain Culinary Trail’, will promote, showcase and facilitate tours and stops at the various eateries along the path.