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Jamaica to Set Up Community Tourism Unit

 Jamaica’s Ministry of Tourism is planning to set up a new Community Tourism Unit, Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett said this week.  The new unit aims to “work with communities and hotels to expand participation by community members, while providing authentic …

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Caribbean Photo of the Week: Eleuthera, The Bahamas

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Kathy Lowe, who sent in this lovely shot of a morning coffee on the beach in Eleuthera, The Bahamas. Have you taken a great photo in …

In Jamaica, a Festival of Coffee

 By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s one of the most famous coffee varieties on earth: Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee, one of the island’s greatest exports. And now it’s getting its own festival. Jamaica’s Tourism Linkages Network is hosting the first-ever …

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 Even on Palm Beach, a morning can’t begin without a proper cup of coffee. It’s simply part of the routine, even when you’re on holiday. And making great coffee is precisely the plan at the new Ritual Coffee Culture, a …

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 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor There’s more to Jamaica than just rum and reggae (although we’re proud fans of both). But because the island is so big (at more than 4,000 square-miles it’s the largest English-speaking Caribbean country), it’ll likely …

 Will the Caribbean soon be home to a new coffee production hub? St. Vincent and the Grenadines is set to see significant progress in the development of a modern coffee industry next year, according to Agriculture Minister Saboto Caesar. Caesar …

 One of the top coffee brands in the Netherlands has arrived in Aruba. The gourmet coffee brand Smit & Dorlas has opened its first gourmet coffee shop in Aruba at the Hilton Aruba Resort and Casino. The store is the …

 By Erick F. CondeCJ Contributor Rust is not an issue you would usually associate with your coffee. However, for farmers here in the Dominican Republic along with many other countries throughout the Caribbean and Latin America, coffee rust or “roya del …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Keurigs may be quick and French presses may be fancy, but the best way to brew your coffee is by using the pour-over method. So says Jason Sharp, managing director of Clifton Mount Estate, which …

 At Finca Cialitos, authentic coffee in Old San Juan By Alexander Britell OLD SAN JUAN — Joaquin Pastor Gonzalez is a cafe owner. But he is also not a cafe owner. Yes, Finca Cialitos is his cafe on Calle San …

 Above: Pasion del Cielo in Miami (All photos by CJ) By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor At this time of year most coffee drinkers are excited about the return of Starbucks’ pumpkin spice latte and their iconic holiday-themed red cups. Not …

 Above: a Blue Mountain Coffee Candle (CJ Photo) By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Whether you’re a java junkie, trying to cut back on your caffeine, or just love the aroma of coffee, you’ll enjoy Starfish Oils’ Blue Mountain coffee-scented luminary. …

 Above: former United States President Bill Clinton in Haiti (Photo: Bill Clinton) By the Caribbean Journal staff Former United States President Bill Clinton began a two-day trip to Haiti on Monday. Clinton, who has made a number of visits to …

 Above: coffee in Haiti By the Caribbean Journal staff Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts is partnering with the Clinton Foundation to support Haiti’s coffee sector. Thanks to an initiative between Four Seasons, the Clinton Foundation, Leslois Shaw Foundation and La …

 Above: Puerto Rico Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla at a coffee farm By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico is planning a major boost for the island’s coffee industry. Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla this week revealed a plan that …

 Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica’s plan to ramp up coffee production with a new processing plant is moving forward, according to Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit. Around 25 acres of coffee have already been established in …

 Above: the new coffee brand By the Caribbean Journal staff You can now get iced Jamaican coffee by the can, thanks to the Marley Beverage Company. Marleys One Drop, a new ready-to-drink beverage, has been launched by the Marley Beverage …

 Above: coffee beans By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti and Jamaica may be the best-known Caribbean coffee production brands, but another country is looking to become a player: Dominica. The region’s “Nature Island” has begun construction on a coffee processing …