The Middle East has a long history of being tea and coffee aficionados. This cultural preference has translated well into business - UAE has been announced the world’s largest re-exporter of tea, with the Jebel Ali Port handling 158,000 tonnes of tea in 2017, the equivalent of 50 billion tea bags, as well as the DMCC Tea Centre (Dubai Multi-Commodities Centre) processing 46.1 Million Kilo Grams of tea yearly.
The country is also ranked 5th in terms of coffee re-export, with a 32% growth rate from 2010-2011, according to a Forbes report, with 100% of the beans used being imported.
It has been the fastest growing coffee market in the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council), with 3.4 Billion cups being consumed a day in the country and expects to see an increase in the consumption of green coffee.
Also underway is the launch of a Coffee Centre by DMCC, which is modeled around the Tea Centre to develop and increase trade of the hot commodity.
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This is our first time at the expo, and this is the second day, so many people came, it has been very exciting for us. We found many potential customers, even amongst exhibitors. We used the ArabianOrganics website to make appointments with customers; and the meetings have gone well.
The trend in the tea market in the region is certainly going towards a more natural and organic approach. Dubai is a hub for tea distribution and the beverage market is growing more than 3.3% year on year. We are always looking out to source tea that is suitable for our brand
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