Q&A with Joshua Nixon, Head of Estates at Jamaica Blue

Name: Josh Nixon

Role: Head of Estates

Who are Jamaica Blue?

Jamaica Blue is an international coffee shop brand, headquartered in Australia, with 16 stores in the UK and 170 stores globally.

Jamaica Blue is built on two simple beliefs: in sourcing the very best coffee and using only fresh, premium ingredients to deliver contemporary café dishes with a twist.

The name, Jamaica Blue, is drawn from the majestic Blue Mountains of Jamaica, one of the best coffee producing regions in the world and home to our exclusive Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee.

How many locations do Jamaica Blue currently have?

We currently have 16 stores across the UK

Target locations?

All major towns and cities in the UK, with focus on: Bath, Belfast, Bluewater, Brighton, Bristol, Bromley, Canterbury, Cambridge, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Exeter, Inverness, Lakeside, Liverpool, Milton Keynes, Nottingham, Oxford, Reading and Richmond.

How many new sites are you targeting?

We are targeting 15 per year.

Size requirements?

Ideal size would be 1,800– 2,200 sq.ft

Additional requirements?

·       7m minimum frontage

·       Outside seating

·       Corner sites preferred

·       High levels of passing footfall

Planning consent?

Class E

Freehold or Leasehold?


Recent openings or new locations in the pipeline?

Recently opened in Watford, Ealing Broadway and Warrington, with our 17th store due to open in the Bentall Centre, Kingston in August.

Contact details?

Email – jnixon@foodco.co.uk

Tel – 07720201037

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