December 4, 2023

What goes into that coffee cup with Emirates airline

October 1 is International Coffee Day

Ahead of International Coffee Day on October 1, 2023, let us look at how Dubai-based Emirates airline serves an array of artisan coffees on its flights to 140 global destinations and at its airport lounges.

The supercarrier serves more than 17 tonnes of coffee onboard its flights annually. It works with various suppliers, including Lavazza, Coffee Planet, the Nairobi Coffee and Tea Company, and different independent suppliers globally.

As part of the meal service, the airline’s Economy and Premium Economy passengers are offered coffee once or twice during their flight.

In contrast, Business and First Class customers can order from a coffee menu on demand, including a range of options like decaffeinated coffee, cappuccino, iced Americano, espresso, macchiato, and Arabic coffee with cardamom and saffron.

Barista handling

In the First Class lounge in Concourse B at Dubai International Airport, Emirates has a dedicated coffee counter where passengers can choose between a variety of three single blend origin coffees freshly prepared by a barista.

Each coffee presents a variety of aromas, acidity and bitterness. The selection changes every two months, so regular travellers can sample beans worldwide.

For example, Colombia Huila Buenavista is a juicy and silky-bodied coffee with a sweet cacao nib-like finish, floral notes, and hints of apricot, grapes, blackberry, and grapefruit. Burundi Nyagishiru has a mild fruity aroma and a smooth finish of milk chocolate, brown spice, caramel, and stone fruit, with tart acidity and velvety texture. 

Brazil Sao Vale Do Sol is a medium-bodied coffee with a mild fruity aroma, citrus acidity, aromas and notes of grapefruit, vanilla, almond, and chocolate with a clean finish.

The First and Business Class Lounges also feature Costa Coffee, an Emirates Leisure Retail company, where a range of coffee is served.

Emirates cabin crew receive specialised coffee training, where they learn about the origins of coffee, different blends and how to make the perfect cup for every customer.

Featured: Emirates serves coffee on all its global flights. Image: Emirates

Last Updated on 2 months by Arnold Pinto

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