Where there’s a will to make money at the expense of others, there’s a way to make it happen. Unfortunate as it may be, there’s barely a valuable commodity in the world these days that isn’t subject to counterfeiting and fraudulent trade. Which is why it’s technically no big surprise to hear of the problem with fake Blue Mountain Coffee reaching epidemic levels in various parts of the world.
The Coffee Industry Board of Jamaica has stated that it intends to get more serious than ever before with fighting the sale of fake Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee, particularly on home soil. Sales of counterfeit coffee are apparently getting out of control across the country, though it isn’t just at home in Jamaica that the problem exists. A task force has been set up by Industry Board Chairman Delano Franklyn to tackle the issue head on, which will involve a series of raids and preventative measures being implemented at the end of the year.