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Salada Foods buys coffee from Blue Mountain farmers

Salada Foods Jamaica has purchased 60 per cent of  the 25000 boxes of  coffee cherries its pledged to buy from Blue Mountain coffee farmers
 
A statement from the company says the coffee cherries were purchased at $4,000  a box and together with the local processing from cherries to green beans, represent a $120 million injection into the industry to date.
 
General Manager of  Salada Foods Jamaica Dianna Blake-Bennett, says the company now has three main coffee cherry buying parishes: St. Andrew, St. Thomas and Portland with approximately 13 depots in operation.
 
Among the depots are those operated by Stoneleigh Coffee Processors which Salada Foods has entered into a partnership to process cherries to green beans.


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