Places to Eat: RAW Coffee Company – Dubai, UAE
Name: RAW Coffee Company
Description and Ambiance: Located in a warehouse in Al Quoz, it is home to one of Dubai’s most loved coffee roasteries. RAW Coffee Company sources their organic, ethically traded green beans from all over the world, roasts it here, and then distributes it to a variety of coffee shops and restaurants. They also stock commercial equipment and spares, have experienced technicians on hand, and offers a consultancy service for new businesses specialising in coffee, and professional barista courses. Their main business is to roast coffee beans for their commercial clients, but their brew bar gives anyone walking into this bustling industrial space an opportunity to sample a variety of excellent single origin coffees, brewed in one of a variety of ways.
The space is industrial, quirky and unpretentious, whilst a green, living wall softens the space. To watch the baristas at work is like watching a finely choreographed ballet. I loved how our barista asked us how we liked our coffee, before darting off to brew a cup so perfect to my taste that I wished they were located in Al Ain rather than Dubai.
Location: GPS co-ordinates: N 25° 9′ 03.23″ E 55° 13′ 41.18″ You will find RAW Coffee Company in Warehouse 10, in the small passageway between two warehouses with signs for “Fine Art Gallery” and “Planters” on either side, in Al Quoz 1. There is paid parking diagonally across from the entrance to the passageway on the opposite side of the street.
Price and Quality of Offerings: If you are in search of the perfect cup of coffee, you may well find it here, while you can also stock up on your coffee supply for your daily caffeine fix at home. Their business is coffee. Plain and simple.
Worth Checking Out: Peep through the huge glass windows where the coffee beans are roasted and packed, or join one of their barista courses.
Visited: November 2015