A new home-grown specialty coffee house called Baristas’ Corner has opened at Canal Central Hotel in Business Bay. Developed by Emirati entrepreneurs Abdulla Alabdulla, partner and co-founder and Mohamed Hassan Alshamsi, managing partner and co-founder, Baristas’ Corner offers a wide selection of refreshing and unique brews.
Commenting on the launch, Alabdulla says, “People want an experience when having a coffee and we found it hard to find one as we sipped our way around the city. Baristas’ Corner was born as the outcome of having to continuously chase a consistently exceptional cup of coffee that remained elusive. It has been developed as much for coffee connoisseurs as it is for coffee lovers.”
“A coffee house is a social hub and has always been a mark of sophistication. This feeling and experience of being in a coffee house is so special and that is how Baristas’ Corner has been designed. Moreover, nowadays coffee shops have taken a new role as a working place for freelance workers and digital nomads, who may not have an office, that is pushing the demand further,” adds Alshamsi.
There are many distinctive and diverse flavours of coffees to explore on the Baristas’ Corner menu. “The wide array of coffees at Baristas’ Corner are handpicked matching exceptional grade with perfect ratios and flavour compositions. The single origin beans and bespoke blends are selectively sourced from different corners of the globe’s sustainable farms, estates and roasters including countries like Brazil, Columbia, Ethiopia, Guatemala and many more,” Alabdulla shares.
“Using these our talented and trained baristas follow precise brewing methods to deliver the ideal, fragrant cup. A must-try is Espresso-based: Fresco, a unique coffee drink with a refreshing mix of milk and mint. Equally superb is Manually Brewing Coffee where we produce a deliciously clean cup with full control on the brewing,” elaborates Alshamsi.
The design aesthetics at Baristas’ Corner strikes the right note by creating a welcoming and relaxing ambience for people seeking to escape the city’s frantic pace. Here, a tranquil place exists for coffee connoisseurs and caffeine addicts to celebrate the art of coffee and partake in a culture of sharing and discovery. Beyond coffee, Baristas’ Corner also serves select artisanal teas and fresh, delicious pastries.
The second outlet of Baristas’ Corner will soon open at the Royal Central The Palm followed by future properties under Central Hotels as well as other brands.
Words by Katie Streten Experiential Strategy Director, VMLY&R COMMERCE Throughout the last year,June 13, 2021 | By Shruthi Nair
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