Having travelled to her parents beautiful home island of Jamaica for the first time as a child, Dawn, The Cane Press founder, was introduced to sugarcane.
It was not an unfamiliar sight to see local street vendors and their hatchet like knives theatrically peeling tall stalks of cane and “chopping it up” in front of customers before being presenting with a clear bag filled with several yellow/white glistening stalks. The stalks were then chewed on to release the sweet sap leaving just the fibrous remains to be disposed of.
Through her continued travels as an adult to other regions of the Caribbean and parts of Latin America, particularly Cuba, Dawn realised chewing cane and drinking cane juice under the sweltering tropical sun was a daily ritual among the locals. Not to mention just how refreshing it was poured over ice, with a squeeze of lime. Delicious!