Jamaica cafe culture brewing 8 new cafés in capital city in last 12 months

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The cafe culture is nothing new to developed world but for jamaica it’s novel.
This coffee producing nation actually exports most of its quality beans. It simply means Jamaicans tend to NOT drink coffee at all; and if they do it’s likely to be cheap imported nestle instant coffee.
It’s a strange counterintuitive reality that the average Jamaican doesn’t know how good coffee tastes. But that’s changing.
A cafe culture is being reintroduced to jamaica serving the best beans via a slew of new cafés. It appeals to the middle class travelled professional that watches CNN or the Kardashians. It’s being driven by coffee companies seeking to compensate from the reduced sales from main export market japan. That economy traditionally buys 85% of the coffee crop but in last 5 years cut orders. Coffee used to earn jamaica $30 million annually now it brings in some $11 million (2012) , according to official statistics.
Since last 12 months new cafés in Kingston alone, have sprung up like cafeinated highs including:
Grosvenor gallery cafe,
TreeT cafe,
Spanish court cafe,
24/7cafe,
Cannonball new sovereign
Cafe in Digicel building,
Javha in marketplace, and
CPJ Cafe in courtyard -Cpj centre.

Concurrently there was not a reduction in poll of cafés over the period. Only wallenford cafe closed due to its location within the hotel at the Wyndham hotel–due to fire.

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Wallenford Estate Jacks up price 30%

Large Jamaica coffee brand WALLENFORD ESTATE hiked coffee rates in order to compensate for currency fluctuations management indicated to Jamaicamocha.

A typical 8ounce bag of beans can now go for over US$30 online (price + shipping).

Wallenford is amongst the most known brands of Jamaica Blue Mountain. So what the company does affects the industry.

The move resulted in all their products from Blue Mountaint to High mountain coffee increasing between 20-30%.

Brand loyalty will be severely tested in coming months based on price rise. The good news is that Jamaicamocha still offers the lowest rates based on our logistic efficiencies.

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Wallenford jamaica blue mountain coffee 100% SALE

Wallenford, the largest producer of coffee in the island.

6x4oz whole beans

100%Jamaica Blue Mountain

Admired for its delicate balance of floral aroma, mild acidity and full body. Wallenford® Jamaica Blue Mountain® Coffee has long been regarded as the world’s finest coffee, and the number one choice of coffee connoisseurs.

It is one of the oldest and most renowned coffee companies in Jamaica. Wallenford ® promises and delivers the perfect cup of coffee. Historically owned and operated by the coffee regulator–Coffee Industry Board: The regulatory and marketing arms split about a decade ago in order to focus on separate yet ultimately united objectives. Wallenford therefore is CIB certified.

Wallenford sells 1.5 lbs for US$48.99 with free shipping or half off retail price.

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Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee aims to make tea

The Jamaica Agriculture Ministry wants to develop a pilot project to produce tea in the protected region of the Jamaica Blue Mountains.
contextually coffee grown in the Blue Mountains is amongst the worlds finest and fetches a premium price.

Agriculture minister Roger Clarke told Parliament in May 2013 that his ministry was currently negotiating a contract with a specialist to help devise an industrial plan for the nutraceutical industry.

“There are a number of herbs and spices known to us, such as mint, cerasee and fever grass that we use on a domestic basis with spectacular results,” Clarke told Parliament.

“The time has come for us to commercialise these herbs and spices,” the minister added.

Wallenford for divestment

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Wallenford, the largest producer of coffee in the island is being divested by Government to the larger than life entrepreneur Micheal Lee-Chin, a Canadian/Jamaican billionaire. He made his fortune in banking and real estate.

This is the latest round of coffee divestments by the government in an attempt to fortify the Jamaica Blue Mountain brand for future growth and development.

Wallenford sells for up to $40 per 1/2 pound on its website but we offer for US$24 almost half price.

SAFE: ALL SHIPMENTS RECEIVE TRACKING NUMBERS. TRACKING NUMBERS ARE INDEPENDENTLY VERIFIABLE BY JAMAICA POST OFFICE WHICH UPDATES TRACKING STATUS VIA EMAIL. SHIPMENTS TO USA TAKES UP TO 29 DAYS AND UP TO 45 FOR REST OF WORLD.