Retail food franchise company Foodco Group and Universal F&B opened the first Jamaica Blue café in Singapore on 15 August. Singapore’s first Jamaica Blue café is located at One Raffles Place, in the heart of Singapore’s financial business district. A second Jamaica Blue café in Singapore is scheduled to open in mid-September at Star Vista, a prime shopping and entertainment venue located in the Western-Central region of Singapore. “The coffee drinking culture in Singapore has developed significantly during the past few years,“ says Universal F&B Director, Hermanto Karjadi. “Today’s Singaporeans are more appreciative of quality coffee than ever before and this appreciation, combined with Jamaica Blue’s unique products, is sure to see great success in Singapore.“ Sydney-based and privately owned Foodco was established in 1989, and is one of Australia’s largest multi-brand retail food franchisors. Foodco owns the global intellectual property rights to Muffin Break, Jamaica Blue and Dreamy Donuts. This year Jamaica Blue franchise celebrates its 20th anniversary of operation in Australia, with 73 operating cafés. Jamaica Blue operates five cafés in New Zealand, 17 in China and three in the United Arab Emirates.