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Starbucks OPENS in Kingston!

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Starbucks has opened its 2nd location in Jamaica! In addition to the Montego Bay branch, there is now a bigger, more spacious one in Liguanea Plaza, Kingston. It opened on Monday, June 25th.

Suga is all for Brand Jamaica, but I am happy for another Coffee shop option in Kingston. They use Jamaican Coffee in some of their brews and I can vouch that the Montego Bay location attends to my requests to make my Coffee healthier without charging me extra for almond or skimmed milk or making it look like rocket science.

The opening of Starbucks Kingston should hopefully let Cafe Blue Sovereign brush up on their poor customer service, as they are right down the road from them now.

Suga is looking foward to her Starbucks Kingston visit!

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Starbucks Coffee

Location: Liguanea Plaza

Opening Hours: Mon – Sat @ 6:30am -7pm

Instagram: @starbucksjamaica

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Fromage Owners Open another Cafe Dolce at KIG, Spanish Town Road!

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A new Cafe Dolce is officially open for business at Kingston Industrial Garage (KIG) on Spanish Town Road.

Check them out!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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New Print Shop and Cafe in Town!

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Suga’s Ratings for PRESS

Date and time of visit: Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 1:30pm

No. of diners: 1

NB. Ratings fill 5 stars maximum

Parking: ★★★★★

Décor: ★★★★☆

Comfort: ★★★★★

Service: ★★★★☆

Speed: ★★★★☆

Food quality: ★★★★☆

Serving amount: ★★★★☆

Value for $: ★★★★☆

SuGa Endorsement: ★★★★☆

Comments: I checked out the price of Business cards while I waited on my personalised Turkey Sub Sandwich and Cold Coffee Brew. PRESS was modern, comfortable and had pleasant staff with good service. The prices for items on the Cafe menu as well as the quote for my business cards were quite reasonable. Definitely value for money and #SugaEndorsed.

Topp In Designz has expanded! Topp In is a studio that designs modern and handy Pouches for men and women, Beach bags, Thermoses, Wine bags, Decorative Stones for the garden, Mugs, Luggage tags etc. Their products are fit for practically every occasion.

It has expanded into a Print Shop and Cafe now known as PRESS – PRINT . RELAX . EAT . SIP . SHOP.

What do they Offer?

Graphic Designing, Printing, Packaging, Signs and Props for items such as Business Cards, Flyers,
Invitations, Menus, Programmes etc.

They are well-known for Foil Stamping on Paper, Leather and Acrylic surfaces,
Letterpress and T-Shirt Printing, Gift Wrapping etc. and they continue to offer those services.

What makes PRESS different from other Print/Copy Shops?

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PRESS likes their customers to look forward to each printing appointment with optimism, not only for their printing works, but also for the whole experience of the Cafe to drink a cold brew or smoothie along with freshly made sushi rolls, sandwiches etc. While enjoying the Cafe, you may forget about the work or errands you have pending and feel inclined to shop their readily available products.

Check them out!

PRESS

Location: Shop 21, 7-9 Ardenne Road.
Ardenne Emirates. Kgn. 10, Ja

Ph: 876.665.9685

Website: press@toppindesignz.com

Facebook; Instagram: Topp Inn Designz Ltd.; @presshopco

OPENING HOURS:
Mon – Fri: 7am – 7pm
Saturday: 9am – 4pm​
Sunday: Closed

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Most Innovative Product at Expo Jamaica for Suga!

Expo Jamaica was quite impressive this year. The show that was put on weekend before last at the National Arena and Indoor Sports Centre, displaying and offering products that were ‘All Things Jamaican’ had tremendous support. It was great to see that especially after seeing the hard work and effort that went into putting on the expo. It was bigger and better, the logistics were as good as they could be given the space and the quality of products were sensational. Not to mention the deals! The Farmer’s Market was a big hit too. I shopped till I almost dropped.

There were hundreds of booths but Suga will highlight a few in weeks to come.

Most Innovative Product for Suga?

Mountain Flavor’s Instaperk Coffee!

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Just tear the top of the bag as indicated and add hot water, wait about a minute or two and you have 2 servings of instant percolated coffee! Great for travelling or when you are on the go.

Mountain Flavor is from coffee farms along Jamaica’s Blue Mountains and the flavour was evident.

Mountain Flavor’s Instaperk comes to the market soon! Look out for it!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Two Spots Fail for Suga on the Blue Mountain Culinary Trail

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Suga’s Ratings for Crystal Edge Restaurant

Date & Time of Visit: Sunday, April 1, 2018 at 1:00pm.

No. of diners: 2

NB. Ratings fill 5 stars maximum

Parking: ★☆☆☆☆

Ambience: ★★★★★

Décor: ★★★☆☆

Comfort: ★★★★☆

Service: ★★★☆☆

Speed: ★★★★☆

Value for $: ★★★☆☆

Suga Endorsement: ★★★☆☆

Comments: I went specifically for the Oxtail, but the quality has fallen off majorly. It lacked seasoning and did not slide off the bone this time, but still had good texture. Diners at another table were expressing the same sentiment. The taste of Coffee was lost in the Coffee infused Chicken. Both dishes in chipped plates were served with Steamed Vegetables and Rice and Peas, but were swimming in gravy. Mediocre service and food with a breathtaking view.

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Oxtail from Crystal Edge, Irish Town
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Crystal Edge’s Coffee Infused Chicken

Suga’s Ratings for Café Blue

Date & Time of Visit: Sunday, April 1, 2018 at 1:00pm.

No. of diners: 2

NB. Ratings fill 5 stars maximum

Parking: ★☆☆☆☆

Ambience: ★★★★★

Décor: ★★★★☆

Comfort: ★★★★☆

Service: ★★☆☆☆

Speed: ★★☆☆☆

Value for $: ★★★☆☆

Suga Endorsement: ★★★☆☆

Comments:  Staff was pleasant but inattentive. Crystal Edge’s staff were seen more around that side than the Café Blue waitresses. Award-winning Baker, Nadine Burie’s desserts were dry. We had the Chocolate Mocha Cake and Strawberry Cheesecake.

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Strawberry Cheesecake from Café Blue, Irish Town

For such a long commute, disappointing experience thankfully overshadowed by the picturesque view of the Blue Mountains with cool, fresh air and the taste of rich, authentic Blue Mountain Coffee.

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Cappuccino from Cafe Blue, Irish Town

After the boost of the Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee Festival 1 week before my visit, I expected more from Crystal Edge and Café Blue. Hope they get back on track soon. Not worth the drive.

Did You Know?

Strawberry Hill is now charging $2500JMD at the gate to include a welcome drink if you do not have a booking or reservation.

I was passing by for a drink in between Breakfast and Lunch. So for persons like myself and others who happen to be nearby and spontaneously choose to stop and may end up staying for Lunch etc., I think an entry fee is ridiculous. It would be similar if The Jamaica Pegasus would charge you to enter.

Stay tuned next week to see where is worth the drive on the Blue Mountain Culinary Trail!

Crystal Edge Restaurant

Location: Irish Town, St. Andrew

Ph: 876-944-8053

Opening Hours: Tues. – Sun. @ 9am – 7pm

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Café Blue, Irish Town

Ph: 876-944-8918

Opening Hours: Mon. – Fri @ 8:30am-4:30pm

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Suga has Eyes on the NEW Jablum Coffee House!

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Suga scoped out the new, Jablum Coffee House located on the grounds of NCB Twin Towers, by the intersection of Oxford Road and Old Hope Road last week.

It is still a work in progress. At the moment they only offer Coffee, Snacks and Pastries. I was informed Sandwiches are coming soon.

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Based on its central location, the Cafe has a lot of potential and should strive to live up to it. It is quite small, but still has seating available. Plasma screens display clearly what they have to offer along with costs. Prices were relatable to other Cafes. For instance, Iced Coffee costs about $600JMD.

Stay tuned to Suga Lifestyle to see what happens with Jablum Coffee House!

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Jablum Coffee House

Location: 1 Oxford Road. Kingston 5. (By NCB Twin Towers)

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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