Starbucks Could Spark the Revival of Jamaica’s Coffee Industry

Industry Minister, Audley Shaw says there could be a revival of the local coffee industry through a partnership with global coffeehouse giants, Starbucks.

The company opened its second outlet in Jamaica yesterday in Liguanea, St. Andrew.

The Minister who was speaking on Nationwide’s This Morning pointed out that the local production of coffee has dropped significantly in comparison to 20-years-ago.

The main issue he says has been pricing.

Minister Shaw was speaking on Nationwide’s This Morning with Dennis Brooks and Kalilah Reynolds.

Boosting the underperforming sectors such as coffee is one of the main areas on the Minister’s agenda.

In April, Mr Shaw said his Ministry would be tapping into the resources at the Coconut Industry Board to fund these sectors.

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