Dubai | Speciality Coffee

Coffee Roasters in Dubai and beyond

When I first came to Dubai back in 2009 you could count the number of coffee roasters on one hand and everyone who loved coffee, knew who the roasters were. Since then the Specialty Coffee scene has exploded and with it has come a raft of new coffee roasters many of whom are of a smaller, boutique type. The roasters are split into three main categories, defined by me, so bear with me : Specialty Coffee Cafe with an on site roastery : A perfect place for coffee lovers to hang out. The Coffee shop will be well thought out, there will be a buzz around the coffee and generally theres’s some food on offer too. Watch the roasters at work, chat to the roaster and the baristas and get a really great experience and as an added bonus take away some locally on site roasted coffee too. Generally these types of Cafes are located in more mainstream locations, and …

Latte Art – the art of pouring a perfect latte

International Coffee Day   [dropcap]D[/dropcap]epending on what you search for either today 29th September or Saturday 1st October are International Coffee Day. Wiki says it’s the 29th September as agreed at the Milan Expo whilst the International Coffee Organisation says it’s the 1st October which is Saturday.  No problems I will happily celebrate International Coffee Day any day of the week, or year for that fact! I did a quick roundup of special celebrations in Dubai – check out what’s going on here Life is too short not to drink good coffee – Debbie, CoffeeCakesAndRunning Coffee Planet – Supporting an event at Dusit Thani Hotel – serving free coffee all day between 8 am and 6pm. (29th Sept and 1st October) Boon Coffee – bring a friend and share two coffee drinks for the price of one. Shoe your friend why you are obsessed with Boon Coffee and why International Coffee Day is so important (29th Sept – Oct 1st). …

Speciality Coffee | Gold Box

Gold Box

Gold Box Freshly Roasted Arabica Beans from around the Globe COFFEE + WiFi + Free Water + Kid Friendly + Parking + Roastery About Initially starting out as a franchise from the UK with a converted Italian Piaggio decked out in gold and black and a few trikes from which Gold Box would attend various events and brew from I’ve watched this Roastery grow from a small set up with home made tables through to a funky converted warehouse with a full roastery and cafe.   Roasting happens twice a week and if you get there on roasting day you are in for a treat as you can view the process and see what it takes to make great speciality coffee.   The warehouse is funky and fabulous.  Chat at the brewing bar, or take a seat and let the team serve you, there’s always time for a bit of coffee chat if that’s your thing. Brewing If they roast …

Specialty Coffee | Café Rider

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Cafe Rider |Be Original | Be Free” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_gallery interval=”3″ images=”20061,20060,20059″ img_size=”medium”][vc_tta_accordion style=”modern” shape=”square” color=”black” spacing=”4″ gap=”4″ active_section=”1″ no_fill=”true” collapsible_all=”true”][vc_tta_section i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-coffee” title=”COFFEE” tab_id=”1457515621141-b8429e4d-d47a” add_icon=”true”][vc_text_separator title=”WiFi + Free Water + Kid Friendly + Parking” color=”custom” border_width=”4″ accent_color=”#8fba92″][vc_column_text] About One of the first Specialty Coffee places in Dubai Cafe Rider is a firm favourite for Specialty Coffee lovers and motorbike lovers.  Located in a double height warehouse in Al Quoz the warehouse plays host to a wide range of social activities as well as offering a sociable place to work, meet up or catch up with coffee and bike enthusiasts.  It’s a friendly environment where you are encouraged to pull up a stool at the bar and chat to the Baristas as they expertly brew your favourite coffee or make recommendations dependant on what you are fancying.   Watch out for the in-house roastery which will be opening soon. Brewing A selection of Specialty Single Origin coffee sourced from local …

Specialty Coffee | Stomping Grounds

I’ve been watching and waiting for this new Speciality Coffee Shop and Roastery to open for a while now and today I got to visit for a first brew.  Stomping Grounds had literally been open for one day on my visit, and on first inspection it looked great and I am sure it’s going to be a great addition to the Specialty Coffee scene here in Dubai.  On our first trip we tried flat white and cold brew, with my companion vowing that this was the ‘best coffee he had ever tasted’ which is a fantastic accolade, though to be fair he’s a bit of a specialty coffee novice, but a good convert. Here are a few images from my initial visit as well as a short video which I hope will ‘whet your appetite’ so to speak, to try out this new spot which I’m sure will be a big hit for Specialty coffee lovers. As well as serving …