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Japan Ready To Reclaim Blue Mountain Coffee Market

Published:Wednesday | September 2, 2015 Avia Collinder Masanori Nakano, ambassador of Japan to Jamaica, takes in the aroma of Blue Mountain coffee at the head office of the Coffee Industry Board in Kingston on Monday.   Rising levels of coffee consumption in Japan mark the end of a post-recession slump in which that nation cut imports of the bean, a move felt sharply by the coffee industry in Jamaica which until then exported more than 80 per cent of produce to the Asian island nation. But once again, the world's No. 3 economy is back in contention and they want more Blue Mountain coffee. Acting director general of the Coffee Industry Board Steve Robinson said on Monday that Blue Mountain coffee...

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