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Just one sip Transports You to Jamaica

A Little History

Coffee was first introduced into Jamaica from Martinique by the then Governor, Sir Nicholas Lawes, in 1728. Jamaica's natural climatic conditions produced a bean of such a quality that the islands Coffee Industry quickly expanded and by 1814 there were over 600 coffee plantations in Jamaica.

Production, which originally began in the foothills of St. Andrew, gradually spread into the Blue Mountains and the mountains of Manchester, St. Ann and St. Elizabeth.

In 1953 the Colonial Secretary, following the recommendations of the famous "Wakefield Report," established the Coffee Industry Board and charged it with the development of the island's Coffee Industry. With their intervention, production was reorganized, technical assistance provided to farmers, processing and marketing centralized and a rigid quality control system implemented.

Quality again became the hallmark of Jamaican Coffee.

The Jamaican Industry Today

The Coffee Industry today is a highly skilled and organised one comprising farmer co-operatives, regional pulperies and one centralized facility for processing and quality control - The Coffee Industry Board (CIB).

Under the current arrangement, farmers send all their berries to designated pulperies.

At the moment, there are four coffee roasters - all licensed by the Coffee Industry Board and authorized to market Jamaican Coffee both domestically and internationally.

Without exception, all commercial shipments are inspected by the CIB and certified as to quality and origin.

The CIB also issues ICO Certificates for each shipment guaranteeing the authenticity of the coffee.

The Coffee Industries Limited

We at Coffee Industries Limited carry this commitment of quality to you, our customers. In our painstaking selection of beans, our mastering of the art of roasting and our distribution to ensure freshness of product, only the finest is allowed to wear our corporate logo "The Coffee Mill of Jamaica."

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