Kava & Chai, UAE’s home-grown specialty coffeehouse announces the opening of their second location at Al Seef, situated on the water front of Dubai Creek. The new location follows the opening of Kava & Chai’s first location earlier this year at American University of Sharjah.
The new location at Al Seef is a destination at the heart of Arabic culture and tradition offering a sense of heritage and nostalgia, where visitors can enjoy a cup of Kava & Chai’s signature tea or coffee on the water’s edge with stunning views of Dubai Creek.
Kava & Chai aims to tell the story of coffee through flavor and community. Not many people know that the word coffee is derived from “Qahwat-al-bun”, meaning the wine of the bean. The first coffeehouses were founded in the Middle East, in Mecca and Cairo, and were known as “the school of the wise” where people would come together to play games and listen to tales from storytellers, politicians and poets. Kava & Chai is born out of this spirit to bridge cultures through coffee and tea.
Samer Choucair, Vice President of CE-Creates, said: “Through Kava & Chai, we seek to build a homegrown Arab brand of global standards that is inspiring and can portray our culture and traditions in a positive and intimate manner. We want the world to know that coffee roasting and drinking originated in the Middle East, as did the world’s first coffeehouses.”
The coffeehouse offers a carefully curated menu of coffee and tea to celebrate traditional flavors appealing to both the local population and coffee connoisseurs. Customers can savour a cup of Sao Jose coffee – a single origin coffee with a sugarcane sweetness and nutty chocolate taste that melts like butter in the mouth, served hot or chilled. Or, try the Turkish coffee, prepared in 300 degree sand – yes, the art of coffee making is something Kava & Chai take seriously,
Kava & Chai brings traditional family recipes and flavors to your corner coffeehouse. They have fused the ingredients found on Middle Eastern spice racks and in foodies’ cabinets to make original concoctions with authentic roots. Whether it’s an Aleppo Peppers Turkey sandwich or a Harissa Prawn salad, each recipe celebrates tradition through taste.
However, Kava & Chai isn’t just all about tea and coffee. They’re also committed to promoting sustainable development. From their packaging to uniforms, everything is sourced responsibly, made from renewable materials and recycled efficiency to ensure a better world for future generations.
They also actively seek to work and collaborate with local chefs and artists to promote regional talent and bring back the creative spirit of a traditional coffeehouse. The American University of Sharjah location even features a Hakawati area – a dedicated space for storytellers, poets and musicians to perform regularly. Stay tuned for more details and for more information please visit www.kavaandchai.com.