Cafe franchises available

10:39 AM Monday October 3, 2016 True Commercial

The Jamaica Blue philosophy is: “roasting and preparing only the best of coffee and using only fresh, locally-sourced ingredients”.

The Jamaica Blue Cafe franchise plans  to open additional cafe sites in 2016-2017 and Link Business Broking agent Laurel McCulloch is seeking “enthusiastic and ambitious” franchise owners to operate  sites in Queenstown, Auckland, Wellington, Whangarei and Christchurch.

“A standout opportunity is the Queenstown Jamaica Blue site, located with the Remarkables in the background,” she says.

“Here they need someone with a previous hospitality/business background, great customer service skills and a passion to provide a memorable Jamaica Blue experience.”

Jamaica Blue has more than 130 cafes in Australia, New Zealand, China, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, Malaysia and the United Kingdom. “A successful business model allows Jamaica Blue to be flexible and creative, with cafe formats spanning fully licensed cafe businesses, in-line cafes and kiosks.

“They operate successfully in residential areas, commercial towers, shopping centres, airports and hospitals.”

The name originates from the Blue Mountains in Jamaica, where conditions are ideal for growing premium coffee.  “Fit-outs feature Jamaican heritage, with swinging veranda seats, quirky Caribbean proverbs and  homely touches.”

The ethos is sourcing, roasting and preparing the  best coffee and using  fresh, locally-sourced ingredients.

“Menus feature classic dishes with a twist, offering fresh and innovative by creating new dishes with each menu launch. Included with each seasonal menu will be a new single-origin coffee, available for the duration of the menu,” she says.

All coffee at Jamaica Blue is sourced by Master Coffee Roaster and accredited world coffee judge Jeremy Regan. Jamaica Blue has won  coffee and service awards, including the recent ”Best Innovation — Food and Beverage” and “Best Franchise Network Support“ at the 2016 Quick Service Restaurant Media awards.