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World's most valuable coffee comes to Dubai

Staff Report/Dubai
Filed on November 13, 2019
Ahmed Bin Sulayem, executive chairman and chief executive officer at DMCC.


The world's most valuable coffee was recently showcased at the first ever coffee tasting experience and auction at the DMCC's headquarters in Almas Tower.

Panama Geisha, which comes from Panama, is famed for its extraordinary taste and is produced in very limited volumes each year. The coffee was awarded the highest ever score in a global specialty coffee competition earlier this year, and was sold for a record-breaking Dh10,000 per kilogramme. Café Eleta supplied the award-winning coffee at the event in Dubai.

"We are delighted to have collaborated with DMCC to bring the world's most valuable coffee to Dubai. Specialty coffee is gaining traction globally and the success of this event showcases the growing interest and appetite for it in the region as well. We look forward to bringing other unique offerings to Dubai in the years to come," said Alejandro Carvello, CEO of Eleta Group

Over 25 varieties of exquisite coffees from over 10 different origins were also on offer at the auction, including a range of Central and South American coffees 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 proud to have hosted our first specialty coffee tasting and auction featuring some of the world's most sought after coffee beans. This represents yet another important milestone for both Dubai and DMCC, further anchoring the emirate's position at the heart of the global coffee trade," said Ahmed Bin Sulayem, executive chairman and chief executive officer at DMCC.

- rohma@khaleejtimes.com

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