• DMCC and China collaboration first to create Dubai marketplace for the global coffee trade 

  • DMCC Coffee Centre to provide temperature controlled, world-class storage and warehousing facility with office and co-location space for exporters
  • DMCC, the world’s leading Free Zone for trade and enterprise in Dubai, confirmed that the development of its new 7,500 sq/m DMCC Coffee Centre, close to Jebel Ali Port harbour, is underway marked by a ground-breaking ceremony attended by China’s Mega Capital Halal (MCH) and Yunnan State Farms Group. 

    The DMCC Coffee Centre, a temperature-controlled facility, will offer world-class infrastructure and services for storage, processing, warehousing and delivery of coffee to precise specifications. The Centre is projected to handle up to 20,000 tonnes of green coffee bean annually, with an estimated trade value of up to USD 100 million annually. 
     
    Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Executive Chairman, DMCC, said: “There are few things more satisfactory than when a partnership of this scale with MCH and Yunnan State Farms Group comes to fruition, especially when it benefits our trading community here in Dubai as well as connecting right into China’s ambitious trade programme and corridor, Belt and Road. The ground-breaking of the DMCC Coffee Centre also marks an important milestone for DMCC and Dubai, as once ready in 2018, we will be the first in the UAE with the capacity to handle up to 20,000 tonnes of green coffee bean at a value of up to USD 100 million annually”.

    A report recently released by the International Coffee Organization confirmed that global exports in coffee year 2016/17 increased by 4.8% to 122.45 million bags compared to 116.89 million bags in the previous year. The UAE sits at the centre of a region which now accounts for 8 per cent or the trade, or USD6.5 billion of the USD 85 billion global consumer spend on coffee. According to Euromonitor International, this could increase by up to a third by 2030.

    Source: Government of Dubai

    Illustration Photo: Monteverde coffee from Costa Rica (credits: John Barrie / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0))

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