SIAL announces new coffee champions

SIAL announces new coffee champions

SIAL Middle East, the region’s fastest growing professional exhibition for the food and beverage industry, announced the winners of the 2017 UAE National Coffee Championships. Three official competitions, certified by World Coffee Events (WCE) and sanctioned by the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA), took place during the exhibition, with incredible displays...

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SIAL Middle East to host over 12,000 meetings for world food experts

SIAL Middle East to host over 12,000 meetings for world food experts

The eighth edition of SIAL Middle East, the region’s fastest growing business trade event for the food, drink and hospitality industries, opens today (Tuesday 12 December) at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.   Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister...

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The first Dilmah Silver Jubilee Gourmet in a Middle East Hotel opens

The first Dilmah Silver Jubilee Gourmet in a Middle East Hotel opens

Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre opened a brand new Dilmah Silver Jubilee Gourmet in partnership with Dilmah Tea, founder Merrill J. Fernando who set up and built one of the finest tea companies in the world.   Stocking premium teas from Dilmah, the lounge will be open daily from 6am...

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Aujan Coca-Cola Beverages Company to open a manufacturing site in Iraq

Aujan Coca-Cola Beverages Company to open a manufacturing site in Iraq

Aujan Coca-Cola Beverages Company (ACCBC) unveiled plans for its newest bottling site, which is expected to be ready by 2018 in Iraq. ACCBC has a manufacturing network of four sites in Dammam, Saudi Arabia; Dubai, UAE; Beirut, Lebanon; and Cairo, Egypt.   The new site will create jobs for more...

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Global Ambassador of Whisky Live Rob Allanson hosts masterclass in Beirut

Global Ambassador of Whisky Live Rob Allanson hosts masterclass in Beirut

  With Whisky Live Beirut launching into its second edition from 19-21 October, an exclusive masterclass to dispel the myths surrounding whisky drinking took place at the Eau de Vie restaurant of the Phoenicia Hotel Beirut yesterday (October 18), setting up the excitement for the three-day festival.   “Somebody I...

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Château Kefraya collaborates with designer Yvan Debs

Château Kefraya collaborates with designer Yvan Debs

Having put the spotlight on women for 20 consecutive vintages by adorning the bottles’ labels with the work of Lebanese female artists, Château Kefraya is now teaming up with young Lebanese talents to ornament the special edition of Les Bretèches with the launch of each new vintage.   This year,...

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Global fermented non-dairy, non-alcoholic beverages market to reach USD 1.6 billion this year

Global fermented non-dairy, non-alcoholic beverages market to reach USD 1.6 billion this year

Transparency Market Research (TMR), in one of its recent publications, observes the global fermented non-dairy non-alcoholic beverages market to be largely consolidated and is likely to stay this way going ahead too. However, the dominance of a few established players renders competition in the global fermented non-dairy non-alcoholic beverages market. To outpace...

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Dubai International Coffee & Tea Festival to host two new barista championships

Dubai International Coffee & Tea Festival to host two new barista championships

The Dubai International Coffee & Tea Festival (DICTF), is raising the stakes this year by featuring the new and exciting Dubai International Coffee Championships with winners getting a chance to take home part of the prize pool of USD 25,000, the largest in the history of barista competitions across the...

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Ksara’s GM Dikran Ghazal talks strategy

Ksara’s GM Dikran Ghazal talks strategy

  A Toast to an Ancient Art In an interview with Ksara’s new general manager, Dikran Ghazal, HN discussed how far the company has come since inception, where it stands in terms of market share/exports, the strategies it employs and its tactics for catering to Millennials As the country’s oldest...

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The rise of the mighty espresso

The rise of the mighty espresso

ESPRESSO WARS Although Lebanese coffee remains king in Lebanon, the industry’s players have diversified their offerings in the last 20 years by introducing the emblematic espresso shot in a bid to increase their brand visibility, boost profit margins and adapt to a fast-changing society. Nagi Morkos, managing partner of Hodema...

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