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.

This year, we will be transporting you virtually! Join us for a day of coffee, culture and music as we stream the Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee Festival on Saturday, March 13, 2021. Please also check out our Coffee Lovers Directory that showcases some of Jamaica’s best coffee producers, artisans, cafes and 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

Newcastle, St. Andrew, Jamaica

Venue Location

Newcastle, 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.

13 MARCH 2021
10:00AM to 12:00PM

MORNING SESSION

Wake up with Coffee & Something’s Brewing with Hon. Edmund Bartlett, Minister of Tourism

WATCH LIVE
ON TEF'S PAGES

WATCH LIVE
ON BMCF'S PAGES

13 MARCH 2021
4:00PM to 6:00PM

AFTERNOON SESSION

Cooking with Coffee - a virtual cooking demo with Chef Brian Lumley, Tami Chin Mitchell and Wayne Mitchell

Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee Festival Barista Competition Finals

Live Performance by Agent Sasco

WATCH LIVE
ON TEF'S PAGES

WATCH LIVE
ON BMCF'S PAGES

AT YOUR LEISURE

CULINARY TRAIL

Visit any of the restaurants and cafes along the Jamaica Blue Mountain Culinary Trail.

EVENT SCHEDULE

EVENT SCHEDULE

13 MARCH 2021
10:00AM to 12:00PM

MORNING SESSION

Wake up with Coffee & Something’s Brewing with Hon. Edmund Bartlett, Minister of Tourism

WATCH LIVE
ON TEF'S PAGES

WATCH LIVE
ON BMCF'S PAGES

13 MARCH 2021
4:00PM to 6:00PM

AFTERNOON SESSION

Cooking with Coffee - a virtual cooking demo with Chef Brian Lumley, Tami Chin Mitchell and Wayne Mitchell

Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee Festival Barista Competition Finals

Live Performance by Agent Sasco

WATCH LIVE
ON TEF'S PAGES

WATCH LIVE
ON BMCF'S PAGES

AT YOUR LEISURE

CULINARY TRAIL

Visit any of the restaurants and cafes along the Jamaica Blue Mountain Culinary Trail.

DIRECTORY

Rachael Lane

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

Delish Smoothie

Kingston, St. Andrew
$500 - $1,000 /Between

Ovelle Coffee

P.O. 270147 West Hartford, CT 06127
$3,001 - $5,000 /Between

Country Traders Limited

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

Eco Smart Sip

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

Danya’s Coffee Barrel

42-56 Harbour Street , Kingston Jamaica
$500 - $1,000 /Between

NESTLE Jamaica Limited

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

Vee’s Decor

22 Barbican Road, Kingston 6
$500 - $1,000 /BEtween

The Bread Pudding Factory

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

Miracle Corporation

31 Collins Green Avenue kingston 5

Moy Hall Estate Coffee

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

Old Tavern Estate

Green Hill, Portland
$1,001 - $3,000 /Between

Lynmoores

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

Cafe Blue

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

Beyond Woods…jus tings

Good Hope Road, Martha Brae, Trelawny
$1,001 - $3,000 /Between

Tortuga Rum Cakes

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

Kare by Kentish

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

The Script Cafe

Shop 1 31 East Trade Way Portmore
$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

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 /Bewteen

Cennaavi

Old Harbour
$500 - $1,000 /Between

Trotters Cafe Jamaica

1 Park Place Road, New Kingston
$1,001 - $3,000 /Between

Stoneleigh Coffee Roasters

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

Junior’s One Stop

Cascade District Green Hill Portland
$1,001 - $3,000 /Between

Rafjam Cafe

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

Zanèsia- Ceramics.Candles.Crafts

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

Kabreco Designs

19 Archer Avenue Morris Meadows
$5,001 - $9,999 /Between

Holistic Paradise

19 Camperdown Road Kgn. 16
$1,001 - $3,000 /Between

Island Coffees Cafe

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

Ital Vegan Goddess

Beverly Hills
$1,001 - $3,000 /Between

Cannonball Cafe

29 East Kings House Road
$500 - $1,000 /Between

Bio-Tech R&D Institute

6 St. John's Close UWI Mona
$3,001 - $5,000 /Between

Strawberry Hill Coffee

Shop 6&7, 26 Hope Road, Kingston 8, St. Andrew
$1,001 - $3,000 /Between

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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