DUBAI, UAE – DMCC – the world’s flagship Free Zone and Government of Dubai Authority on commodities trade and enterprise – has welcomed Cajary Majlis, an international trader and distributor of food products and wholesale food commodities, to its state-of-the-art Coffee Centre. Chaired by global humanitarian and American National Basketball Association (NBA) Hall of Famer Dikembe Mutombo, the company is set to further boost trade ties with the African continent with a particular focus on specialty coffee.
Cajary Majlis will make use of the DMCC Coffee Centre, a 15,000 sq/m temperature-controlled facility, to bring coffee from Mutombo’s home country, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and across Africa, to Dubai and beyond. In the fall of 2020, Cajary Majlis launched and distributed a limited-quantity #55 Champion’s Edition Barrel Aged Coffee, with beans sourced from the DRC to consumers in the U.S.
Speaking on the occasion, Dikembe Mutombo, Chairman, Cajary Majlis, said, “We are thrilled to become a member of a world-class coffee trading hub that provides us direct access to trade opportunities in Dubai, across the UAE, and also the world’s key commodities markets. Dubai lies at the centre of global business and trade, and we are excited to join a vibrant community where Cajary Majlis can grow and thrive.”
“We plan to take full advantage of DMCC’s established trade connections, innovative infrastructure and world-class services to support the DRC’s agriculture and commodities community, introducing the world to the best that the Congo has to offer, including Congolese coffee,” he added.
Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, DMCC, said: “It is an honour for us to welcome Dikembe and the rest of the Cajary Majlis team to our world-leading business district as they link coffee producing nations in Africa to the emirate and beyond. DMCC places great emphasis on driving trade through Dubai in a sustainable and responsible way so that we, and our 18,000 member companies, have a positive impact on the commodity-producing communities across the globe. This view is shared by Cajary Majlis, making them a perfect fit for our free zone and for the DMCC Coffee Centre.”