Global humanitarian, NBA Hall of Famer Dikembe Mutombo joins the DMCC Coffee Centre - Mutombo Coffee

Global humanitarian, NBA Hall of Famer Dikembe Mutombo joins the DMCC Coffee Centre

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.

“Cajary Majlis’ decision to set up at the DMCC Coffee Centre demonstrates its international appeal and reflects the growth that the Centre has seen since its opening. We look forward to carrying on this growth journey alongside Dikembe and his team,” he added.

Mutombo, who is also CEO of the Dikembe Mutombo Foundation, has leveraged his celebrity status as an NBA player to become a well-known spokesperson for the underserved communities throughout the DRC and Africa. Mutombo’s DMCC licence number will be 55, his jersey number throughout his career at teams including the Denver Nuggets, Atlanta Hawks, New York Knicks and the Houston Rockets.