JAMAICA
BLUE MOUNTAIN

COFFEE FESTIVAL

CARIBBEAN'S PREMIER COFFEE FESTIVAL

The Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee festival has traditionally taken place in the hills of the world renowned Blue Mountains on historic grounds in Newcastle. It has been a three day experience filled with food, coffee and culture and has showcased indigenous arts and crafts, live performances and one of a kind experiences.

Organized as a joint initiative by the Tourism Linkages Network and key stakeholders, the 5th staging of the festival will continue to embody our culture as we seek to celebrate our homegrown coffee.

This year, as the festival embraces a month-long celebration of activities and events, we invite you to join us for a fully immersive experience from farm to cup (and plate). The festival is designed as Jamaica’s flagship coffee festival, demonstrating our rich tradition of coffee production in the Blue Mountains region and showcases Blue Mountain Coffee, coffee-related products, and the diversity of coffee, and explores the coffee culture in Jamaica, taking the lead from talented baristas and creative culinary artistes.

We invite you to discover the journey of coffee. Starting up in the lush Blue Mountains, come and visit some of Jamaica's coffee farm, as well sample the gastronomic delights on the heralded Blue Mountain Culinary Trail. Hike and bike the Blue Mountains also, to discover the true magic of what makes Blue Mountain Coffee so unique.

On April 2, the festivities will culminate with the Festival Marketplace—an extravaganza featuring local arts and crafts, coffee purveyors, food stalls, tastings, demonstrations and musical entertainment—bringing together local and international coffee connoisseurs, coffee suppliers, foodies and other interested parties.

You may also "Browse. Brew. Buy." at our Sip & Shop promotion in conjunction with retailers and cafes island-wide to ignite the senses to our home grown goodness of Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee and inspired coffee products, with special offers and discounts.

Stay tuned to our social pages for more.

Festival Memories

See some of our favourite moments from the past staging of the Blue Mountain Coffee Festival.

Hotels

Kingston, has some of the best accommodation options for this event.

Venue Location

Devon House, St. Andrew, Jamaica

Venue Location

Devon House, St. Andrew, Jamaica

Hotels

Kingston, has some of the best accommodation options for this event.

Festival Memories

See some of our favourite moments from the past staging of the Blue Mountain Coffee Festival.

MARCH 4 2022
10:00AM to 1:00PM

WORKSHOP & WEBINARS

Workshop and Webinars in partnership with RADA, JACRA and the Jamaica Coffee Growers Association

APRIL 2 2022
10:00AM to 5:00PM

FESTIVAL MARKETPLACE

FROM MARCH 6 2022
EVERY WEEKEND IN MARCH

CULINARY TRAIL, CRAIGHTON ESTATE FARM TOURS, HIKE & BIKE THE BLUE MOUNTAINS

EVENT SCHEDULE

EVENT SCHEDULE

MARCH 4 2022
10:00AM to 1:00PM

WORKSHOP & WEBINARS

Workshops and Webinars in partnership with RADA, JACRA and the Jamaica Coffee Growers Association

APRIL 2 2022
10:00AM to 5:00PM

FESTIVAL MARKETPLACE

FROM MARCH 6 2022
EVERY WEEKEND IN MARCH

CULINARY TRAIL & CRAIGHTON ESTATE FARM TOURS, HIKE & BIKE THE BLUE MOUNTAINS

DIRECTORY

Kare by Kentish

Westmead, Portmore, St. Catherine
$1,001 - $3,000 /Between

Super’s Spicy Doubles

7 Goodwood Terrace, Kingston
$501 - $1,000 /Between

Strawberry Hill Hotel

New Castle Road, Irish Town, Saint Andrew, Jamaica
$1,001 - $3,000 /Between

Mighty Spice

Unions Estate, Twickenham Park Spanish Town St Catherine
$500 - $1,000 /Between

Scentre Yourself

Room 28 Portmore Country Club Community Centre
$1,001 - $3,000 /Between

Rituals Coffee House Jamaica

Shop 5 Village Plaza, Constant Spring Rd
$501 - $1,000 /Between

Rachael Lane

10 Conway Drive, Kingston 20
$1,001 - $5,000 /Between

Country Traders Limited

Unit #3; 69-75 Constant Spring Road, Kingston 10.
$1,001 - $3,000 /Between

Kanopi House

Blue Lagoon, San San, Port Antonio

Cafe Blue

69 Constant Spring road, Kingston 6
$500 - $1,000 /Between

Aisha’s Inspirations

Main Street, Runaway Bay, St. Ann, Jamaica

The Bread Pudding Factory

Knollis District, Bog Walk
$1,001 - $3,000 /Between

Stoneleigh Coffee Roasters

5 Carvalho Drive, Kingston 10, St. Andrew Jamaica
$3,001 - $5,000 /Between

Kabreco Designs

19 Archer Avenue Morris Meadows
$3,001 - $5,000 /Between

The Courthouse Gallery & Cafe

Milford Road, Ocho Rios Jamiaca
$1,001 - $3,000

Paris Ruby Gourmet

C&D Party Plus, Shop#5 Marketplace Fairview, Montego Bay
$1,001 - $3,000 /Between

NESTLE Jamaica Limited

1 South Street, Ferry Pen, St. Andrew, Jamaica, W.I.

Cannonball Cafe

Shop 3A Lower Manor Park Plaza
$1,001 - $3,000 /Between

Morgans Creek

Shop 36 Sovereign Centre , Liguanea
$1,001 - $3,000 /Between

Cafe Dolce

114 Constant Spring Road, Kingston Jamaica
$1,001 - $3,000 /Between

Ragamuffin

74 Lady Musgrave Road, Kingston
$1,001 - $3,000

Zanèsia- Ceramics.Candles.Crafts

Upton, Ocho Rios, St. Ann
$1,001 - $3,000 /Between

Elenis

Soverign North Plaza 29 Barbican Rd, Kingston
$1,001 - $3,000

Eco Smart Sip

12 Bentley Crescent Patrick City Kingston
$500 - $1,000 /Between

Story and Myth

P.O Box 455, Constant Spring P.O. Kingston 8, St. Andrew, Jamaica
$1,001 - $3,000 /Between

Jamosa

9 Cargill Avenue, Kingston Jamaica
$501 - $1,000 /Between

Island Coffees Cafe

Shop 6&7, 26 Hope Road, Kingston 8, St. Andrew
$500 - $1,000 /Between

Rafjam Cafe

6 Spring Dale Cove, Hopewell Road, St. Andrew
$1,001 - $3,000 /Between

Lemon Grass Tea Room

Shop #5 Devon House Hope Road
$1,001 - $3,000 /Between

Blue Brew – Holywell

Holywell Hardwar Gap Hollywell
$1,001 - $3,000 /Between

Moy Hall Estate Coffee

121 Red Hills Road, Kingston 19
$3,001 - $5,000 /Between

Jewellery Essentials

Shop 34 Princeville Plaza, 95 Constant Spring Rd, Kingston 10
$1,001 - $3,000 /Between

EITS Cafe

17Mile Post Newcastle, Jamaica
$1,001 - $3,000 /Between

Lynmoores

7 Bevil Granville Path, Kingaton 3
$5,001 - $9,999 /Between

Tortuga Rum Cakes

9c Retirement Crescent, Kingston 5
$1,001 - $3,000 /Between

Susie’s Southdale Plaza

2 South Avenue, Kingston
$1,001 - $3,000

ATTRACTIONS

Our Festival Marketplace Location: Jamaica Defense Force Training Camp, Newcastle

Nestled in the cool hills of upper St. Andrew and amidst beautiful trees, ferns, ground orchids, delicate wildflowers and a profusion of ginger lilies, is the Newcastle Training Depot founded in 1841 by Major General Sir William Maynard Gomm (later Field Marshall). Over time, Newcastle became a training depot, training recruits from all over the West Indies as part of the newly formed West Indies Federation.

In 1962 when Jamaica sought her independence, Newcastle was given to the Jamaican government as part of a general settlement of all military lands in Jamaica. Since then the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) has operated Newcastle and it is presently used as the JDF Training Depot to train recruits and to conduct cadres and other refresher courses.

Each year, the Jamaica Defense Force kindly grants the use of their training camp to the Jamaica Blue Mountain Festival, which hosts over 40 coffee-related exhibitors, sponsors and live musical performances. For the 2020 staging of Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee Festival, the JDF will offer tours of their newly opened museum.

Blue and John Crow Mountains

Just a one-hour drive from the capital city of Kingston, an enchanting world of crisp, clean air, lush terrain and vibrant wildlife awaits you in the Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park.
 
Jamaica’s only national park, the Blue and John Crow Mountains covers 41,198 hectares (101,313 acres) and includes Jamaica’s highest point – the Blue Mountain Peak at 2,256 metres (7,401 feet). With over 15 kilometres (9 miles) of hiking trails, the largest butterfly in the western hemisphere, hundreds of flowering plants and birds, as well as countless waterfalls, the park is a nature-lover’s paradise.
 
The legendary Windward Maroons that used the area as a stronghold in their resistance to British colonialism add to the mystique of the Blue and John Crow Mountains. Separated from mainstream Jamaican society, the maroons maintained a distinct way of life – language, cuisine and philosophies – that can be observed by visitors to their mountain communities today.
 
In 2015, the Blue and John Crow Mountains was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its natural and cultural heritage. With the designation, Jamaica’s national park, joins the Great Wall of China and the Pyramids of Egypt as an area of universal value; deserving of special protection.
 
Visitors are welcome to enjoy the park in three recreational areas: Holywell, Portland Gap and the Blue Mountain Peak Trail.

The Jamaica Blue Mountain Culinary Trail

The Blue Mountain Culinary Trail brings visitors inside the community to experience scrumptious Jamaican food. 3,000 feet above the sea, these picturesque mountains grow flavours found nowhere else. Along the trail, cafes, bed and breakfasts, restaurants, hotels and spa retreats, are inviting the public into the diverse culture and cuisine of the Blue Mountains. We encourage everyone to make their own journey along the Culinary Trail.

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