The gulf coffee takeover
From international brands to homegrown names, and now supported by apps and inﬂuencers, the regional coffee scene is booming. Cup in hand, Nagi Morkos, founder and managing partner at Hodema Consulting Services, tells us about the latest trends currently captivating coffee lovers across the MENA and beyond.
Lifting the lid on food and beverage trends
While restaurants were still reeling from the pandemic in 2021, this year has witnessed fresh flavors and renewed energy on the food scene. Nagi Morkos, founder and managing partner at Hodema consulting services, explores several key trends that are shaping the future of food and beverage.
How to make your coffee shop stand out
Forming an important part of the F&B industry, the coffee segment needs no introduction. And with new concepts and products arriving in the market thick and fast, customers are increasingly looking for quality and traceability. Nagi Morkos, founder and managing partner at Hodema consulting services, identifies the differentiating factors of a successful coffee shop.
A brew with the coffee experts
To find out what’s new in coffee, we spoke to four industry professionals who brought us up to date on all things related to this most popular of brews, from machines and market trends to the true meaning of the “coffee sommelier” role.
Morning coffee break with Roy Daniel, managing partner of Barista Espresso
As coffee continues to be the drink of choice for many, we sat with Roy Daniel, managing partner of Barista Espresso, to uncover the coffee industry’s biggest challenges, customers’ needs and how Barista Espresso is catering to them.
Qatar sees a boom in its F&B scene ahead of the FIFA World Cup
Taking place from November 20 to December 19 in Qatar, the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ promises to be a tournament like no other. As the countdown begins to the start of this global sporting event, we take a look at the names tapping into the forecasted demand for renowned F&B outlets.
How Al Qana is becoming a hub for culinary concepts
Al Qana has announced the addition of over 14 new restaurants, including The Bridge Lifestyle Hub, the 100-percent organic concept.
Six new F&B outlets solidify Al Qana’s position as a food destination
Al Qana’s new concepts include Grand Beirut, Wing It, Pinky Fish, Otoro, Oii, and Mado, will strengthen the F&B offering in Abu Dhabi.
Bloomsbury’s enters into strategic partnership with Airinz
Under a franchise model, the new Bloomsbury’s store, at Al Ghurair Centre, represents the first bakery and artisan café venture for Airinz.
Al Qana collaborates with local entrepreneurs to create a new coffee culture
Al Qana’s fresh additions to Abu Dhabi’s coffee scene are set to become creative and cultural epicenters in the landmark destination.