Serving 140 routes across the globe, and carrying millions of passengers each year, Emirates has an extensive list of trusted suppliers and partners that support its promise of elevated customer journeys, in every corner of the world. On its home soil, Emirates also chooses to celebrate and support local suppliers, in a nod to its Emirati heritage and dedication to the development of the UAE.
To highlight the best of the UAE to a global audience, Emirates partners with several homegrown businesses – from artisan producers, authors, and artists who proudly highlight their culture, to farm-fresh food suppliers to who place quality, community, and sustainability at the core of their operations.
Emirates and Coffee Planet
Emirates has partnered with UAE company Coffee Planet for the last decade, serving up to 17 tonnes of coffee worldwide every year, onboard flights to 140 destinations. Coffee Planet is a prime example of a homegrown UAE success story, an authority on coffee throughout the wider region since its inception in 2005. Coffee Planets’ mission was to bring specialty-grade 100% Arabica coffee beans to a wide consumer base, starting in their home region of the Arabian Peninsula which already has a rich coffee history dating back 500 years. Sourcing green beans from over 23 countries, Coffee Planet carefully roast and produce coffee beans and ground coffee, as well as manufacture bio-degradable capsules in Dubai. Emirates selected Coffee Planet as a core supplier to support a local company, and now exposes the product to millions of passengers each year. Coffee Planet is served onboard all Emirates flights worldwide, in every travel class. Emirates also works with Coffee Planet to create bespoke drinks for special occasions like Christmas and Valentine’s Day, such as the rose-kissed mocha or orange crush latte. First Class passengers can also sample premium blends with notes of walnut and maple syrup, cocoa and black pepper or sip a classic iced Americano or affogato al café.
Emirates and Barakat