Dubai hosts tender and tasting event for the world’s most valuable specialty coffee
The Dubai Multi Commodities Center (DMCC), the world’s leading free zone and the authority of the Dubai government for commodity and enterprise trade, hosted a contrasting and tasting experience for specialty coffee on November 11 at its headquarters in the Almas Tower, for the first time in its history. The event attracted more than 100 representatives from the specialized coffee industry in the UAE to taste and bid for some of the world’s finest quality coffee.
Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chief Executive Officer and CEO of DMCC, said: “We are proud to host the first tasting experience for our specialty coffee tournament, during which we showcased some of the world’s rarest coffees. Dubai Multi Commodities is part of our efforts to establish the emirate as a global hub for coffee.
“With the launch of the Dubai Multi Commodities Center (DMCC) Coffee Center earlier this year, we are on track to establish ourselves as the region’s leading specialty coffee trade hub, contributing to new trade flows to Dubai while contributing to To enable the local coffee industry to reach the suppliers of the finest coffee in the world. ”
Among the teas offered during the tender were Panama Geisha, the most valuable specialty coffee in the world supplied by Cafe Eletta. Panama Geisha is known for its amazing taste and was awarded the highest score ever in an international specialty coffee competition earlier this year. Because of its scarcity and limited amounts available for sale each year, the award-winning Geisha Coffee has set a record price, selling one kilogram for AED 10,000 (US $ 2,268).
The tender also featured over 25 different premium coffees from over 10 countries of origin, including Central and South American coffee from Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, as well as a selection of African coffees from Ethiopia, Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya and Tanzania. .
“We are delighted to partner with DMCC to bring the world’s most valuable specialty coffees to Dubai,” said Alejandro Carfillo, Managing Director, Elita Group. We are looking forward to bringing other unique coffee products to Dubai in the coming years. ”
The main objective of this tender was to enhance the flow of coffee trade in Dubai and to enhance the reputation of the DMCC coffee center as the gateway to the region’s coffee trade. The tender was a way for marketers to distribute and promote their coffee products, bringing together roastery owners, traders and specialty café owners under one roof.
This year, the Dubai Multi Commodities Center (DMCC) opened the Coffee Center, a modern air-conditioned facility, the first of its kind in the Middle East. The center provides cost-effective logistical support, as well as many services linking producers and buyers of coffee from the field to the consumer. The Center includes a coffee quality laboratory, specialists to monitor the taste of coffee, and the training center of the specialized specialty coffee, as well as a variety of commercial offices of different sizes.