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What’s the Buzz about Jamaica Blue?

New Zealand has a rich coffee history. After all, we were the inventors of the Flat White back in the 80s – although it must be noted that this is hotly disputed with Australia, who also claim responsibility! Whatever the Flat White’s true origin, one thing is for sure – the delicious milky beverage maintains its popularity today. Australians and New Zealanders definitely have one thing in common – a love of great coffee.

According to market research group IBISWorld, the New Zealand café industry has been boosted by rising incomes and a surge in customer patronage over the last five years.

One café name has been resonating with consumers – Jamaica Blue. A relatively recent arrival on New Zealand shores, Jamaica Blue is owned and operated by the Foodco Group, one of Australia’s top franchisors.

With over 26 years’ in the food retail franchising business, they’ve perfected the recipe for a successful café…that simplicity is often the key to quality.

Jamaica Blue is underpinned by two simple beliefs – using premium, in-house roasted coffee and sourcing fresh, delicious local ingredients for a range of contemporary dishes.

It’s a strategy that has led to success. There are now eight Jamaica Blue franchises across New Zealand – and growing, with new franchise opportunities available in Hamilton and Christchurch.

All of the cafés have a contemporary design which has been an important element in their popularity, giving them a fresh feel. They’re a great place to meet friends for coffee, breakfast or lunch, with a menu that is continually being updated by Jamaica Blue’s Head Chefs.