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Jamaican businessman make substantial donation to help coffee farmers

Philanthropist and businessman Michael Lee-Chin and his family have made a donation to help small coffee farmers in Jamaica who have been severely affected...

Starbucks first coffee shop in Jamaica honors country’s rich heritage

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica – Starbucks opened on Tuesday its first store in Jamaica and entered its 76th market globally, marking a historic milestone for...

Ministry to promulgate new regulations for coffee blending in Jamaica

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries says steps are being taken to promulgate new regulations concerning the blending of...

Coffee farmers in Jamaica urged to adopt best practices for sustainability

ST. ANDREW, Jamaica – A call has been made for players in the coffee industry to utilise best practices for its sustainability. Making the call, Member of Parliament for East Rural St. Andrew, and wife of the Prime Minister, the Most. Hon. Juliet Holness, says the industry is a mainstay of her constituency, and a major export commodity for Jamaica.

Jamaica to benefit from local Starbucks, says Minister of Tourism

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett, says the establishment of operations in Jamaica by American coffee company, Starbucks, will serve to strengthen the country’s appeal to international visitors. Bartlett said that, “alliances with international brands, such as this, do well to drive the marketing of Jamaica”. He indicated that Starbucks would be utilising Jamaican Blue Mountain and High Mountain coffee in their products manufactured locally. This, the Minister added, would ultimately redound to the benefit of Jamaica and the American firm. Bartlett indicated that Starbucks’ move to commence local operations was consistent with the Government’s growth agenda targeting increased investments. Last week, Starbucks announced that it had entered into a geographic licensing agreement with Caribbean Coffee Traders Limited, a consortium led by Margaritaville Caribbean Group. The agreement grants Caribbean Coffee Traders Limited the exclusive rights to own and operate Starbucks stores in the country. Magaritaville Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Ian Dear, said that the negotiations, which were on-going for several months, culminated with an official agreement being reached on May 1. Jamaica will be Starbucks 17th market in Latin America and the Caribbean region, with the first store slated to open in Montego Bay. Starbucks’ Caribbean franchises comprise 43 stores operating in Aruba, the Bahamas, Curacao, Puerto Rico and Trinidad and Tobago.

IICA promotes new approach to tackling coffee leaf rust in Jamaica

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Coffee farmers from nine communities in the Blue Mountain will today begin a two-day workshop where they will receive training in how to use a climate forecasting system developed by local and overseas scientists, to better prepare for coffee leaf rust infestation.

Jamaica urges farmers to expand production beyond Blue Mountains

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Jamaican Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda (on the right in the picture) is urging local...

Japanese ambassador praises the quality of the Jamaican coffee industry

KINGSTON, Jamaica - A statement by the ambassador of Japan to Jamaica praised the quality of Jamaican coffee and wished success to the Coffee...

Blue Mountain declines in Japan

KINGSTON, Jamaica – There has been a decline in the demand for Blue Mountain Coffee on the Japanese market, where 70 per cent of...

Jamaican Agriculture Minister hints at increase in price of coffee to Japanese market

The Jamaican Minister of Agriculture, Karl Samuda, has hinted at a further increase in the price of coffee exported to the Japanese market. Coffee...

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