Kava & Chai, UAE’s home-grown specialty coffeehouse has announced the opening of its second location in Al Seef, situated on the water front of Dubai Creek.
The new location follows the opening of Kava & Chai’s first location earlier this year at American University of Sharjah.
Kava & Chai aims to tell the story of coffee through flavor and community. Not many people know that the word coffee is derived from Qahwat-al-bun, meaning the wine of the bean. The first coffeehouses founded in the Middle East, in Mecca and Cairo were known as The School of the Wise, where people would come together to play games and listen to tales from storytellers, politicians, and poets. Kava & Chai is born out of this spirit to bridge cultures through coffee and tea.
Samer Choucair, vice president of CE-Creates, said: “Through Kava & Chai, we seek to build a homegrown Arab brand of global standards that is inspiring and can portray our culture and traditions in a positive and intimate manner. We want the world to know that coffee roasting and drinking originated in the Middle East, as did the world’s first coffeehouses.”
The coffeehouse offers a menu of coffee and tea to celebrate traditional flavours appealing to both the local population and coffee connoisseurs. Customers can savour a cup of Sao Jose coffee, a single origin coffee with sugarcane sweetness and a nutty chocolate taste, served hot or chilled, or, try Turkish coffee, prepared in 300-degree sand.
Kava & Chai is also committed to promoting sustainable development. From their packaging to uniforms, everything is sourced responsibly, made from renewable and recycled materials.