COFFEE PLANET

Dubai-based company Coffee Planet works hard to ensure sustainability and a good relationship with its suppliers, bringing fine coffee beans to the UAE in the process

WHO THEY ARE

Coffee Planet was set up almost 10 years ago, with the aim of drawing on the Middle East’s rich coffee history and developing it further. These days the successful local company roasts 45-50 tonnes of beans per month.

WHAT THEY DO

The company prioritises sustainability and work hard to build strong relationships with their suppliers: “We directly source our Arabica beans from more than 24 different places, including Africa, Indonesia, India and Central America.”We trade directly wherever we can, buy entire crops to ensure farmers have a guaranteed income for the year and offer advice on improving procedures,” explains roastmaster Matthew Wade.

TRY THE PRODUCTS

“Each blend is roasted differently to create distinct taste profiles. The Breakfast Blend gives you a strong pick-me-up with a taste of buttery roasted nuts and a hint of candy floss and cocoa. The Italian variety provides a more gentle caffeine hit with caramel and almond notes, while the French medium-dark roast with a touch of hazelnut is perfect at any time of day. And the Honduras Organic blend packs a distinctive punch with a herbaceous, earthy, cedarwood aroma and dry cocoa aftertaste.”