Ethiopia, popularly known as the birthplace of Arabica Coffee, today accounts for 3 % of the coffee grown worldwide. The main coffee growing regions are Lekempt, Jimma, Limmu, Sidamo, and Yirgacheffe. It is quite interesting to note that more than
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Coffee has become a thriving business in the Emirates, especially because the traditional Qahwa drinking habits have transitioned into a more diverse and modern trend. Today consumers are becoming more knowledgeable about coffee. Local and traditional coffee shops are rapidly
Turkey has a long-established coffee culture with a rich history that has become ingrained in many elements of Turkish culture. Deemed so important in 2013 UNESCO inscribed Turkish coffee culture and tradition into the list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
Consumption of coffee in Turkey for 2017 was still relatively low compared to many European countries but Turkey has experienced a growth in many coffee shop chains over recent years, including the global giant Starbucks and its competitors.
The Middle East and Gulf region has a market of between 4.5 and 5 million 60-kilogram bags. As the main hub for the region, Dubai has long been the trend setter for the region and at the center of any new development.
The first 3 Arab countries leading the list of coffee consumers (kg per capita) are: Lebanon, Algeria and Qatar, Egypt.
Last month, Trade Arabia announced that Coffee Planet, a coffee roaster and coffee shop chain in the Middle East, signed a franchise agreement with HB Brands for 70 shops in Saudi Arabia. Coffee Planet, based in Dubai, embarked on the franchise concept in order to expand its global presence, adding to its existing franchise agreements in UAE, Qatar, Pakistan and Malaysia.
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Cofix Group Ltd has expanded its coffee chain in Moscow, Bloomberg reports. The Israel low-cost coffee chain has a reduced price on its cappuccino brand compared to Starbucks Corp’s price in order to lure in Russian coffee consumers. Created in