Nestlé Jamaica Limited has introduced a new line of roast and ground coffee as well as roasted whole beans to the local market under a partnership with boutique roasters Stoneleigh Coffee.

According to the Switzerland-based company, which is celebrating its 80th year of operations in Jamaica, the Nescafé Jamaican Roast comes on the heels of a recent announcement by the Jamaica Agricultural Commodities Regulatory Authority that there was a surplus of green beans here.

A company release reported Nestlé Jamaica Country Manager Daniel Caron as saying that after learning of the coffee industry’s situation and, by extension, the effect it was having on coffee farmers, the company “took the opportunity to align the world’s largest coffee brand, Nescafé, with one of the world’s most coveted coffee markets”.