JAMAICA
BLUE MOUNTAIN

COFFEE FESTIVAL

CARIBBEAN'S PREMIER COFFEE FESTIVAL

The Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee festival takes place in the hills of the world renowned Blue Mountains on the historic Newcastle Parade Grounds. It is a one of a kind experience that celebrates COFFEE, CULTURE and COMMUNITY and showcases a range of coffee purveyors, local manufacturers, artisans, food tastings, cooking demonstrations, live entertainment, baristas and mixologists and more!
Organized by the Tourism Linkages Network, a department of the Tourism Enhancement Fund, the festival is designed as Jamaica’s flagship coffee experience, demonstrating our rich tradition of coffee production while showcasing Blue Mountain Coffee, and the diversity of coffee through coffee-related products and experiences.

We invite you to rediscover Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee:

BOOK

one of the many coffee farms in the Blue Mountains

EXPLORE

coffee and coffee related businesses that utilise Blue Mountain coffee

INDULGE

the gastronomic delights on the heralded Jamaica Blue Mountain Culinary Trail.

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Hotels

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

Festival Memories

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

Venue Location

Newcastle Parade Grounds,
St. Andrew, Jamaica

Venue Location

Newcastle Parade Grounds,
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 stagings of the Blue Mountain Coffee Festival.

MARCH 2023

FARMERS WORKSHOP & WEBINARS

Workshop and Webinars executed by Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA), Jamaica Agricultural Commodities and Regulatory Authority (JACRA) and the Jamaica Coffee Growers Association (JCGA)
By invitation only

MARCH 25, 2023
10:00AM to 5:00PM

FESTIVAL MARKETPLACE

FROM MARCH 1-31 2023
EVERY WEEKEND IN MARCH1

JAMAICA BLUE MOUNTAIN COFFEE FESTIVAL SIP N' SHOP PROMOTION

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

EVENT SCHEDULE

EVENT SCHEDULE

MARCH 4 2023

FARMERS WORKSHOP
& WEBINARS

Workshop and Webinars executed by Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA), Jamaica Agricultural Commodities and Regulatory Authority (JACRA) and the Jamaica Coffee Growers Association (JCGA)
By invitation only

MARCH 25 2023
10:00AM to 5:00PM

FESTIVAL MARKETPLACE

FROM MARCH 6 2022
EVERY WEEKEND IN MARCH

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

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

DIRECTORY

Super’s Spicy Doubles

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

Kabreco Designs

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

The Bread Pudding Factory

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

Ragamuffin

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