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The Dubai Coffee Museum

Arriving at Dubai’s Creek by Abra (a small wooden boat) is a side to Dubai that is far away from the glitz that is usually associated with the golden city. There is a more authentic and traditional feel – and rightly so.. . Just a stones throw from the Abras is one of Dubai’s heritage hubs, Al Fahidi in Bur Dubai. Here you will find reconstructed traditional Emirati houses in an area dating from the 1890s, where residents originally earned money from pearl diving. But enter inside number 44 and you will make a unique discovery. This is the home of the Dubai Coffee Museum boasting a distinct collection of coffee artifacts and literature, which provide a fascinating glimpse into the history of coffee and its impact on culture in the Middle East and North African regions. This project is the brainchild of Khalid Al Mulla of Easternmen & Co. Khalid grew up as a date farmer in Hatta but he is no stranger to coffee. Coffee was always present in the home and like many Emiratis, coffee …

Sabado Coffee Club 14

Last month Sabado Coffee Club took place at a new cafe called Kaffa Bean Cafe, it’s based in Silicon Oasis, Dubai. We had another good selection supplied by some of the finest roasters from around the world. and when we finally picked our favourite coffee on the table – we had a dead heat between Has Bean and Counter Culture, but on the final count Counter culture won with a stunning coffee from Ethiopia.   Here’s what they say about the coffee… Haru Single-Farmer Lot Down the road from the Haru Cooperative in Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia, Olke Birre owns and manages about 12-hectares of land. Olke was one of the first farmers in all of Yirgacheffe to build his own mini-washing station, which gave him the ability to completely control the processing of his coffee. With this control—and his dedication to producing the best coffee possible—Olke and his family have created a coffee that is simply elegant. Look for clear flavors of citrus, peach, and jasmine. The Kaffa Bean Team brewed up our winning coffee through …

Sabado Coffee Club : 7

Dubai’s specialty coffee scene is experiencing exciting times … The Gulfood Show, now the largest food show in the world, drew to a close last week including its very own specialty coffee area courtesy of the Specialty Coffee Association of Europe. But also, it has been confirmed that Dubai will host next years world Turkish coffee competition. From the rapidly rising interest in this town from the world’s coffee community, we can clearly ascertain a great increase of quality coffee descending on Dubai. Another sign of the times is Sabado Coffee Club, which is regularly attended by coffee people and non-coffee people alike. Sabado is a social coffee club that was born out of a desire to raise the standards of Saturdays by attracting like-minded people who love coffee, food and flavours. All with an interest in where their produce comes from. Sabado Coffee Club is hosted by a different café each month. We traverse all corners of the earth to track down interesting roasters who are creating fantastic coffees. We then collect the votes, find the favourite and make a …