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Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee Celebrated Globally

KINGSTON, Jamaica – “Live the Luxury Lifestyle”, is this year’s theme for the Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee Day, which will be celebrated in Jamaica, Japan and various Jamaican Embassies and Consulates around the world on Monday, January 9, 2023.

For the past five years, JAMPRO has partnered with the Jamaica Coffee Exporters’ Association (JCEA) and the Jamaica Agricultural Commodities Regulatory Authority (JACRA) to bring greater awareness of this iconic, luxury brew to indigenous coffee drinkers, as well as to a new generation captivated by a ‘luxury lifestyle’.

Jamaica’s Blue Mountain Coffee Celebrated Globally
L-R Gabriel Heron Vice President of Marketing JAMPRO, Jacqueline Sharp Director Coffee Traders Limited, Mr. Ken Nakamura – Counsellor/Deputy Head of Mission on behalf of The Government of Japan, Shullette Cox Acting President JAMPRO, Senator The Honourable Aubyn Hill Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, The Honourable Pearnel Charles Jnr Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Norman Grant Chairman JCEA, Normal Naar Vice President Sales & Promotions JAMPRO, Peter Thompson Director General JACRA.

The day’s celebrations will feature tastings of the brew at select cafés featuring special social media influencers, VIPs, Ambassadors and Government officials. The flagship event will be hosted at Café Blue by Sen. the Hon. Aubyn Hill, Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, the Ministry under which JAMPRO falls. Special coffee packages have also been shared with regional and international influencers who will collaborate in promoting the product.

“Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee is a high-end premium product and aggressive marketing tactics is needed to push the product to visitors of the island, persons on the web and the general publicMinister Hill stated.

Recognized Brand

Commenting on the celebration, JAMPRO’s Acting President, Shullette Cox, stated that “we are pleased with our ongoing collaboration with JACRA and the JCEA, which was cemented by the signing of an MOU in 2020.  This annual celebration of Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee Day is important in formally recognising the bond created between Jamaica and Japan when one of our most renowned products left the shores of Jamaica, bound for Japan on January 9, 1967.

President of the Jamaica Coffee Exporters’ Association (JCEA), Norman Grant emphasised the need for more hoteliers, coffee shops, restaurants and processors to offer Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee to their patrons, and for locals to enjoy and indulge in our own premier beverage. “We are privileged to not only nurture and grow Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee, but also to be able to freely enjoy our own premium Blue Mountain brew” Grant stated, noting that Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee Day is an excellent reflection point for Jamaicans to celebrate.

Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee is cultivated in its own micro-climate of significantly cooler temperatures and frequent afternoon rains, the ideal ingredients for ruby red coffee blossoms to grow. It boasts a distinct flavour that generates positive emotions and memorable experiences.  Coffee is one of Jamaica’s largest agricultural export products valued at US$17 mn in 2021, the highest since it peaked at US$25 mn in 2015.  However, with renewed Government commitment to the industry, coffee is positioned to contribute significantly to Jamaica’s export growth plans for the future through a sustained push for greater production and marketing efforts from the private sector.

To purchase Blue Mountain Coffee please visit https://legendary.jamaicacoffee.org/

 

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