Orbis brings Himalayan organic coffee to ME
Dubai, November 16, 2008
Orbis Coffee, the leading boutique coffee Roastery based in Dubai, has secured the exclusive rights to import green coffee direct from the northernmost coffee project in the entire northern hemisphere.
The Specialty Coffee plantation situated 75 km north of the Kathmandu in Nepal features Himalayan snow water washed shade grown, organic, sundried green beans. The final product is 100 per cent hand sorted and cleaned.
'The project is contributing to reforestation, soil conservation, and wildlife conservation especially in connection with providing shelter to both migratory and non-migratory birds and endangered animals,' said Ujjal Rana of the Plantec Coffee Estate.
'Additionally our project has had considerable impact on the livelihood of the local inhabitants of this backward region especially in regard to women employment and training. We are delighted to work with Orbis Coffee in this respect and know their commitment to our community,” he added.
“The ethos of our company is that we support smaller farmers in lesser known coffee regions of the world. Working with Ujjal also gives a valuable additional choice to individual consumers and the hospitality industry here in the UAE. There is also the opportunity for an organisation in the Gulf to partner with us to provide new school facilities which are needed,” stated Justin Clarke, CEO of Orbis.
The Orbis Coffee Roastery was established in 2006 and has been freshly roasting over 40 varieties of coffee beans including the world’s rarest coffee, Kopi Luwak which is served at Emirates Towers, Dubai.-TradeArabia News Service