Saturday, April 1, 2023

No better place to enjoy a cup of java than in the Blue Mountain valley and at the annual Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee Festival, now thankfully back at the Newcastle Parade Grounds after a 2022 Devon House staging.

And whilst there were some pesky traffic delays getting there, patrons maximised the opportunity to interact with artisans, sample coffee-based products, and vibe to the entertainment package provided by Grammy-nominated artiste Etana, entertainer DBrunz, Silver Birds Steel Orchestra, and the Charles Town Maroon Drummers and Dancers. Dr Terri-Karelle Reid handled the proceedings in her inimitable style.

Page 2 Saturday is in drip mode.

<strong id="strong-3c700e8d7bdf1cb3fb3aba64dc4cf37e">The Strong One – </strong>Grammy-nominated artiste Etana's catalogue of faves brought the event to a satisfactory close.(Photo: Naphtali Junior)
(Photo: Naphtali Junior)
<strong id="strong-f8268ad43a1ef61bd437086a84b55091">#hubby&amp;wifey –</strong> Adam &amp; Eve Day Spa principals Garth and Kimisha Walker took to the hills for the Blue Mountain Coffee Festival. (Photo: Naphtali Junior)
<strong id="strong-6c43d6ad077b2b6fce80905573cac81a">Welcome To Jamrock–</strong> University student Sarmite Brestrich jetted to The Rock from Germany for the event.(Photo: Naphtali Junior)
<strong id="strong-ff031d35efe685ca84e2f329755cabab">Stylish Duo – </strong>Blaize Service Station owner Angela Williams (right) and senior policy director at the Ministry of National Security Norma Brown stepped out in style for the affair. (Photo: Naphtali Junior)
<strong id="strong-8bb5ffcdd1b83af64e6236cfc7adda03">Making The BREW Stronger –</strong> Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett (centre) joined (from left) Gastronomy Network Chair Nicola Madden-Greig; permanent secretary at the Ministry of Tourism Jennifer Griffith; Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce Senator Aubyn Hill; and Tourism Enhancement Fund Executive Director Dr Carey Wallace for a photo op.(Photo: Naphtali Junior)
<strong id="strong-191346e6c2b9ea01b0a914c1802d6ea0">Smile For Me, Jamaica –</strong> Miss Jamaica World 1978 Joan McDonald was her usual stylish self. (Photo: Naphtali Junior)
<strong id="strong-62326520ee818e646c45c4aaac6825ef">Here &amp; Now –</strong> Parenting consultant Michelle Gordon was spotted on the scene. (Photo: Naphtali Junior)
<strong id="strong-302d8ddbacdfc14056bcf5da8d00f08a">So Frilling Good! –</strong> Blue Mountain Coffee Festival host Dr Terri-Karelle Reid tapped into the denim trend in a jumpsuit from Polka Dots Boutique and a denim jacket with frill details from Fabulous Trends. (Photo: Naphtali Junior)
Coffee...No Sugar,No CreamLianne McNaughton, digital transformational manager at NCB, bet on all black for the event.(Photo: Naphtali Junior)

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