Kalei Coffee Co. in Beirut made it on the Financial Times’ List Of The Best Independent Coffee Shops In The World, along with 28 other coffee shops from around the world.
Financial Times described it, saying that for the owners, Dalia Jaffal and André Fadel, “coffee is more than a caffeinated drink, it’s an identity, and the mere smell of roasted beans conjures memories of blissful mornings spent on their grandmothers’ balconies.”
“It’s this nostalgia – alongside the fact that, aside from traditional Lebanese coffee, the duo had failed to find a perfect cup in Beirut.”
“Our aim is simple, people need to see the potential of specialty coffee. We also know that to get the perfect cup, we had to cover the whole supply chain, from bean to cup. Hence, Kalei Coffee Co. was born,” the founders explain on Kalei’s website.
Kalei’s main vision is to transport the coffee drinkers to different parts of the world by exposing them to handpicked coffee from the best coffee-growing regions.