Starbucks launches espresso capsules

by Mahak Mannan | 02 May 2018

The range will be available across the Middle East and North Africa region. Starbucks has announced the launch of its espresso capsules, compatible with Nespresso machines as it expands its presence in the at-home coffee sector in the Middle East and North Africa Region. The new Starbucks espresso capsules are made using Starbucks coffees and

Coffee Planet perks up for success

by Patrick Ryan | 16 Apr 2018

Robert Jones, managing director of Coffee Planet speaks to Hotel News Middle East about his company’s latest offerings across the region When was your company established and how many years have you been active in the region? Coffee Planet has been supplying customers in foodservice, retail and business across the Middle East and beyond since 2005 and

SugarMoo Launches First Sit Down Lounge

by Dina Maaty | 19 Feb 2018

SugarMoo Desserts has launched their first ever sit down concept at One Third Food Hall – the UAE’s first concept featuring only homegrown brands situated in Dar Wasl, a new community in Jumeirah, Dubai that aims to form a development of affordable, good quality and innovative food and beverage concepts that empower talented entrepreneurs. Referred

La Marquise launches gelato pizza

by Crystal Chesters | 20 Sep 2017

La Marquise, which supplies equipment and food products for pastry, bakery, coffee and beverages is showcasing some exciting innovations at GulfHost 2017, including a new gelato pizza, a pop-up gelato kiosk and a latte art printer. Catering News Middle East speaks to Olga Cassidy, the company’s marketing manager to find out more about what’s new

DIHW to offer full spectrum of coffee sourcing

by Crystal Chesters | 12 Sep 2017

In line with the growth of the Middle East’s coffee industry – expected to reach $4.4bn by 2021 according to Euromonitor International – Dubai International Hospitality Week (DIHW) will offer the ultimate platform for coffee sourcing. Taking place from 18-20 September at the Dubai World Trade Centre, the three-day event encompasses six trade shows under

New barista competitions to offer $25,000 prize pot

by Crystal Chesters | 07 Sep 2017

The Dubai International Coffee Championships is set to launch this year as part of The Dubai International Coffee & Tea Festival (DICTF), taking place on 14 – 16 December at Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre. The competition, which includes the Dubai International Barista Championship and the Dubai International Brewers Championship, will this year offer

CATEGORIES: Leaders in Food & Beverage Awards 2017

by Crystal Chesters | 06 Aug 2017

The Leaders in F&B Awards 2017 will celebrate the leading restaurants and individuals working in the Middle East’s F&B industry. The full list of 18 categories is detailed below. For nomination enquiries and to request a nomination form, please contact  RESTAURANTS *Please note: nominated venues can be within a hotel or stand-alone concepts, owned by

Host Milan to highlight crossover of pastry, gelato and coffee sectors

by Crystal Chesters | 06 Aug 2017

Host Milan will highlight the hybridisation of gelato, pastry and coffee at this year’s show, taking place at FieraMilano on 20 – 24 October. In the gelato and pastry area, a coffee piazza will feature and similarly in the coffee space, a gelato piazza will showcase the latest trends in gelato and pastry. There will

Retail Food Group signs JVs with UAE firms to build coffee empire

by Crystal Chesters | 30 Jul 2017

Retail Food Group Limited (RFG) has signed joint ventures with UAE-based Al Hathboor Group and HKO Group, to accelerate brand system expansion in the Gulf and establish a coffee enterprise throughout the MENA region. RFG, headquartered in Australia, is owner of brand systems for Gloria Jean’s Coffees, The Coffee Guy, bb’s Café, Esquires, It’s a

New coffee shop opens at Somewhere Hotel Dubai

by Crystal Chesters | 06 Jul 2017

The 301-key Somewhere Hotel in Dubai’s Barsha Heights has opened #Somewhere Coffee Shop. The grab-and-go concept serves as a social hub and is connected to the hotel lobby. It offers freshly-brewed coffee, muffins, cookies, croissants and cakes. The venue features a 90m2 indoor space with rustic interiors seating up to 35 people, and an 80m2

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