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DMCC inaugurates the Middle East’s first large-capacity coffee center capable of warehousing and processing 20,000 metric tons of green coffee shipments. Read more

Features

Industry leaders are broadly positive about trading conditions in the Middle East, but operators must navigate a range of economic and political challenges across the region to ensure success, according to a new report by Allegra World Coffee Portal. Read more

Features

Kombucha has become very much a home brew semi-cult in the United Arab Emirates. Read more

Tea Report

World Coffee Events, the competition subsidiary of the Specialty Coffee Association, moved two 2018 world events to Brazil in the wake of recent controversy. Read more

News

The association intends to follow on Friday with an announcement concerning World Coffee Championships locations. Read more

News

Dubai is by far the world’s most important waystation for tea. Read more

Features

National chapters opt to skip events in protest. Read more

News

The Specialty Coffee Association has created a “deferred candidacy policy” for eligible World Coffee Events entrants who cannot attend international competitions based on laws, natural calamities, religious or gender restrictions in a host country. Read more

Coffee Report

A September release announcing the locations of three upcoming coffee competitions was suspended the same day when the human rights record of one host country, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), was called into question. Read more

Coffee Report

Coffee Connection

Photo by Dan Bolton

China is the United Arab Emirate’s No. 1 trading partner. Next year, the Dubai Multi Commodities Center will begin trading Yunnan arabica at a modern roasting and distribution center. Read more

Features

The United Arab Emirates is home to the world’s largest concentration of business ventures adding value to tea. Ahmed Bin Sulayen is executive chairman of the Dubai Multi Commodities Center. He spoke with STiR's Dan Bolton for this edition's Q&A. Read more

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