The trends brewing in the Middle East coffee scene

by Crystal Chesters | 27 Jun 2017

From cold brew to pour-over and single-origin beans, Catering News explores the latest coffee trends in the Middle East. While coffee has always been an important part of Middle Eastern culture, the region is currently experiencing unprecedented growth in the volume consumed. According to Euromonitor, on-trade volume of coffee sales increased by 6% in 2016

The Coffee Club vows to serve only UTZ-certified coffee

by Crystal Chesters | 15 Jun 2017

Australian brand, The Coffee Club, which has several outlets in the UAE, has announced that it will only service UTZ certified coffee. UTZ Certified stands for sustainable farming and better opportunities for farmers, their families and the planet by training them to use more sustainable methods. Through the UTZ programme farmers grow better crops and

Coffee Planet signs franchise deal for 70 outlets in Saudi Arabia

by Crystal Chesters | 07 Jun 2017

Dubai-based coffee roaster, Coffee Planet, has signed a 10-year franchise agreement with HB Brands to open 70 outlets across Saudi Arabia. Coffee Planet, known for its 100% Arabica specialty coffee, recently launched a new franchise concept with the aim of increasing its global presence with franchise partners. The brand currently has franchise outlets in the

TSSC behind UAE’s first milk taps

by Crystal Chesters | 01 May 2017

Foodservice equipment provider TSSC, installed the UAE’s first milk taps at Flow, a new initiative conceptualised by Emirates Youth Council and developed by Jumeirah Restaurant Group. It also implemented its very first cold brew coffee tap at the venue, offering the option for nitro coffee to be available at the coffee bar area. The company

Coffee Planet set to expand globally

by Dina Maaty | 14 Mar 2017

UAE homegrown brand, Coffee Planet, is looking to further expand at a global level. Last year, the brand was redesigned from top to bottom and a new franchise design was launched. Gulfood 2017 was the first opportunity for Coffee Planet to showcase its new concept to a wide audience. Coffee Planet managing director, Robert Jones said: “We have

Coffee Planet launches new coffee blends for foodservice clients

by Crystal Chesters | 07 Feb 2017

UAE coffee roaster, Coffee Planet, has introduced a new cold brew and a nitro coffee to its specialty 100% Arabica coffee portfolio, exclusively for foodservice clients. The new cold brew is a Burundi medium roast single origin, which combines almonds, hazelnuts and honey sweetness with a low acidity and full body. The new nitro coffee

New Spanish nightspot for Dubai’s Jumeirah Creekside Hotel

by Crystal Chesters | 05 Dec 2016

Nightlife venue, Espana Lounge Bar, will open its doors at Jumeirah Creekside Hotel on 15 December. Drawing inspiration from the nightlife of Barcelona and Ibiza, the 6,600ft2 space features Spanish décor, a terrace, a ladies-only bar, a Sangria bar and the Gaudi bar. The menu has been designed to cater for a wide range of

Four Points by Sheraton Bur Dubai to open Italian restaurant

by Crystal Chesters | 05 Dec 2016

Four Points by Sheraton, Bur Dubai is gearing up to open Italian restaurant, Ricetta, in mid-December, with chef Alex Sebastianutti at the helm of the kitchen. Featuring mustard yellow walls, red and white checkered tablecloths and black and white posters depicting scenes from Italy, the venue reflects the ambience of a traditional Italian trattoria. Ricetta’s

Interview: Parmentine

by Crystal Chesters | 04 Dec 2016

Jessica Donario, sales export manager, Parmentine, explains why the French potato brand took a stand for the first time at International Perishables Expo Middle East (WOP DUBAI) in November 2016.     Why did you attend WOP Dubai? This year marks the second time we have attended WOP Dubai, and our goal was to find

SIAL Middle East 2016 prepares to open

by Crystal Chesters | 04 Dec 2016

The seventh edition of SIAL Middle East, a professional trade exhibition for the food, drink and hospitality industries, will take place from 5 – 9 December at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). Catering News Middle East, a BNC Publishing title, is the Official Publication of SIAL Middle East 2016. Held under the patronage of

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