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Japan coffee companies hit by dwindling Blue Mountain supply

TOKYO -- As the supply of Jamaica's Blue Mountain coffee plunges, Japanese distributors are being forced to contend with the shortage by raising prices or halting sales of the Caribbean variety that has found avid fans in the country.

     Key Coffee will stop selling some of its Blue Mountain blends this fall, as it expects difficulty securing large quantities of beans that could pass its internal quality controls.

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