Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries (MICAF), Hon. Audley Shaw (right), along with (from left) Member of Parliament for St. Andrew East Rural, Juliet Holness; and Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, sample coffee at the launch of the Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee Festival, at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel, on Tuesday, January 15, 2019. MICAF in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism will host the Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee Festival scheduled for March 1-3, 2019 at The Jamaica Defence Force training ground in the hills of Newcastle, St Andrew. The festival will celebrate, promote and market Jamaican culinary products and coffee.
16 Jan 2019
Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon Audley Shaw, is urging coffee farmers to look at other ways to expand Jamaica’s vibrant coffee industry. He noted that opportunities abound in the Jamaican coffee industry for value-added product development. “We would like to expand the coffee industry in areas such as specialty coffee roasting, sauces, baking and confectionary, essential oils, aromatherapy and cosmetics. This is how we can create and maintain a viable and sustainable Jamaican coffee industry,” Minister Shaw said. The Minister was speaking at the press launch of...