Espresso patterns at Gulfood refreshments area Trade Arabia

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“More than 480 exhibitors from 40 countries are represented in the Beverages segment of the Gulfood 2017, which opened in Dubai today (Feb 26).
According to market research leader Euromonitor International, which reports that consumer demand for taste, product knowledge and luxury experience is driving the growth of specialist teas and coffees in the Mena region, which accounts for 8 per cent, or $6.5 billion, of the worldu2019s coffee market.
As consumers develop a thirst for premium taste and luxury experience, particularly in the Middle East, companies are increasingly having to diversify their offerings to attract todayu2019s discerning drinkers.
Euromonitor forecasts that the hot beverages sector will grow by 5.2 per cent in the region over the next five years, more than double the global average of 2.4 per cent, as consumers with high spend per capita increase their consumption of quality coffee.
These evolving consumer tastes and trends will be the focus at the Beverages segment, one of eight dedicated sectors featuring in the new sectorised format at Gulfood, which will run till March 2 at Dubai World Trade Centre.
With more than $544.5 million spent on coffee in the UAE a
ually, one brand keen to show how it keeps pace with discerning customers is UAE-based Coffee Planet.”

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