Brewing Success

Jaymee and Chris Anderson

Jamaica Blue, Caneland Central

Coffee enthusiasts and food connoisseurs, rejoice!

The highly anticipated return of Jamaica Blue to Caneland Central Shopping Centre is just around the corner, with the grand re-opening set for June 7th, 2024. Situated in its familiar spot downstairs from Snap Fitness, the cafe promises to deliver a fresh wave of flavours and experiences to those who love to sip and savour.

The dynamic duo bringing Jamaica Blue back to Canelands is Chris and Jaymee Anderson, the caffeinated crusaders with a passion for quality coffee as rich as their love story.

Chris and Jaymee's story began with a chance meeting orchestrated by mutual friends in 2011. Since then, their bond has only grown stronger. Now, celebrating six years of marriage with two adorable children in tow, they're not just partners in life but also in business, ready to brew success with Jamaica Blue's grand re-opening.

Growing up in Moranbah and working in mining and health, the couple had been searching for an opportunity for a fresh start where they could turn a passion into a career.

“Owning a cafe was something we always wanted to do,” Jaymee said.

“We’ve always loved the Jamaica Blue brand, the coffee and food and the Caneland cafe was our favourite spot.

“We had already decided to purchase a Jamaica Blue at another location when the Caneland cafe became available, and everything just fell into place.”

Amidst the buzz of the re-opening, there's plenty to look forward to. From a delicious Hot N’ Spicy menu running this quarter to an enticing loyalty program, Jamaica Blue is pulling out all the stops to make this occasion memorable. When you register online, with every $30 spent customers can enjoy a complimentary coffee and, wait for it, a slice of cake during their birthday month!

But it's not just about the treats; the revamped cafe boasts a modern contemporary aesthetic, blending clean lines, bold prints, and calming colours to create an inviting ambience. The outdoor seating area also provides an additional haven for patrons, ensuring there's always room available to unwind and relish their favourite brew.

Outside of their shared love for coffee, Chris, with his background as an ex-QRL Referee, has made a lasting impact on the field, dedicating years from high school until 2018 to the sport. In 2018, his contributions were honoured with The Chris Anderson Award for Junior Referee of the Year, in recognition of his dedication.

Jaymee is all about spreading awareness for Spina Bifida and throwing awesome small parties. Plus, she's a total bookworm, finding joy in getting lost in a good read. And when footy season rolls around, she's lucky her whole family backs the Broncos too, so there's no clashing over teams!

As the grand re-opening of Jamaica Blue draws near, Chris and Jaymee are not just serving coffee; they're crafting an experience, one that resonates with their shared values of community, quality, and warmth.

So mark your calendars and prepare your palates, because the return of Jamaica Blue is set to be a brew-tiful affair that's not to be missed!

Best thing about working with each other?

“Getting to spend more time with each other in a different capacity to home life.”

Most challenging thing about working together?  

“We’re about to find out!”

Top tip for a peaceful work life with your partner?