This sign speaks to the celebration of Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee each year on January 9, in commemoration of the largest shipment of coffee beans that were dispatched directly from Jamaica to Japan in 1967.
A member of staff waits to be served a Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee smoothie prepared by Nicholas Carrole, compliance officer at the Jamaica Agricultural Commodities Regulatory Authority, during the agency’s observance of Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee Day at its offices at 1 Willie Henry Drive, downtown Kingston, on Friday. The day has been celebrated internationally on January 9, 2019, in commemoration of the first really large shipment of coffee beans from Jamaica to Japan in 1967. However, the agency opted to celebrate the day early.
Jamaica is home to the world’s finest brew. In recognition of Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee Day on Sunday, January 9, 2022 Jamaicans revelled in all things caffeine. Something Extra brings you highlights in honour of coffee.