The strategic partnership will see Boncafé Middle East produce locally roasted coffee at DMCC’s Coffee Centre to boost its presence in the MENA region and grow Dubai’s coffee trading status
Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Executive Chairman and CEO, DMCC, with Tony Billingham, Executive Director, Boncafé Group | Photo credit: Boncafé Group
The UAE’s Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) will collaborate with Boncafé Middle East to boost Dubai’s status as a coffee trading hub.
The terms of the deal will see Boncafé roast coffee at DMCC’s Coffee Centre
in Dubai, a reciprocal arrangement intended to enhance the premium coffee brand's presence in the region. DMCC's Coffee Centre will also produce and solely distribute a range of bespoke coffee products tailor made for Boncafé across the GCC.
“DMCC is proud to partner with Boncafé, a true powerhouse in the coffee industry and the region for 18 years, to provide them with a range of bespoke services to facilitate their global trade. This collaboration underpins our strategy of providing world-class services, from roasting and quality control through to packaging and distribution, that cater to the entire coffee value chain. It also truly reflects the strong reputation the Coffee Centre has built and its ability to attract leading coffee players, in turn positioning Dubai as a global hub for specialty coffee,” said said Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Executive Chairman and CEO, DMCC.
DMCC’s Coffee Centre promotes that it offers cost-efficient logistical support as well as warehousing, roasting and packaging services. In July 2020, DMCC announced plans to expand the Coffee and Tea Centres to triple output, increase services and boost capacity.
Boncafé Middle East, part of the Massimo Zanetti Beverage Group, produces premium coffee and operates coffee machines across the MENA region.