The January / February 2012 issue of Roast Magazine includes a feature Specialty Coffee’s New Frontier article about the emerging coffee markets of China, the Middle East, India and Russia titled, “The New Frontier.”

This handy introduction to regions shaping the future of specialty coffee includes quotes from our friends Kim Thompson of Raw Coffee in Dubai, arguably the U.A.E.’s (if not the whole Middle East’s) best coffee roaster, Nishant Gurjer of Kaapi Royale Coffee in India and an editorial about the state of coffee in Russia written by none other than me. I give this article my full (unbiased) recommendation as a must read for anyone considering doing business in these exciting new markets for consumption of specialty coffee.

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Photos from India

Photos from Russia