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Lets Coffee: Empowering entrepreneurs to realise coffee business dreams



So, you’ve decided to open your very own café. Opening a successful coffee shop can be a rewarding experience. Because of you, hundreds of friends will have great conversations and enjoy quality time together.

All you have to do is get your coffee shop up and running, and do it right… but that’s easier said than done!

You need a quality coffee brand, as well as the right machinery and skills to make your coffee venture a success. Lets Coffee Maldives’ end-to-end solution — supply of premium coffee and machines, as well as barista training — is the answer to your worries.

Lets Coffee Maldives is offering the perfect opportunity for young Maldivian entrepreneurs with a passion for great coffee to get a head-start in realising their business dreams or get trained as a professional barista.

“Quality, passion and craft outline our core values in our endeavour to distribute specialised coffee and tea in Maldives,” says Mohamed Riyaz, the company’s founder who is among the most accomplished travel trade professionals in the country.

“Our mission is centred on producing an experience unique to each customer who steps in, with the promise that regardless of any differences, we share a bond created by our love of coffee and community.”

Catunambú coffee – premium quality

Lets Coffee, with its main outlet located in the Maafannu ward of capital Male, distributes Catunambú coffee — a quality Andalusian product that boasts over 120 years of development and success in the industry.

As one of the oldest and best known coffee brands in Spain, the Catunambú brand emphasises a unique combination of the body, acidity, fragrance and flavour of coffee to create an unparalleled taste.

With a wide bank of knowledge about every step of the coffee-production service, from the understanding that greater acidity is achieved by selecting beans from trees grown in higher altitudes, to mastering the combination between the right aroma and flavour, Catunambú coffee is synonymous with quality and great taste.

The Catunambú line of products available through Lets Coffee feature a high range of specific taste profiles, from acidic and rough drinks to penetrating and soft combinations of textures and aromas.

Easy access to professional machines

A major component behind great tasting coffee is the quality machinery. Catunambú coffee is ground to perfection and prepared using La Rocca and Nivona products that guarantee the signature Catunambú taste and condition over a large range of drink types and sizes.

The machines offered by Lets Coffee combine a professional look with incredible ease of use that enable anyone, from experienced baristas to beginner coffee lovers, to create delicious coffee with minimal instruction.

These models are highly advanced and include automatic boiling features and self-cleaning procedures that minimise the need for constant maintenance, thereby allowing users to focus solely on creating a quality drink.

Lets Coffee will help interested entrepreneurs get a professional machine through easy financing schemes.

Become an international barista

Lets Coffee welcomes local artists with a passion for creating beautiful designs on top of a delicious cup of coffee. Its training programme provides an opportunity for individual expression, and focuses on fine-tuning skills through practice and dedication.

The barista training programme offered by Lets Coffee does not require prior experience or skill; simply a love for making coffee and a willingness to learn. The training modules are designed in a way that breaks down complicated procedures into easily understandable steps regardless of previous skill level.

Under the tutelage of Lets Coffee’s experienced baristas, any determined learner can acquire international qualifications and start a rewarding journey as a barista.

“With a complementary mix of passionate and qualified members, our team is dedicated to creating and providing premium coffee within a warm environment,” adds Riyaz, who is also the founder of popular local travel agency Lets Go Maldives.

“We aim to create a community of local artists who carry a love for the art of coffee making, dedicated to create concoctions that satisfy the taste buds of coffee connoisseurs and novices alike.”

For more information and queries, please visit, email, or call +960 7905672.


Atmosphere Core expands in South Asia with Atmosphere Living ultra-luxury residences



Atmosphere Core, a globally renowned name in hospitality, has announced the launch of Atmosphere Living as part of its continued expansion in South Asia. Headquartered in India, this new company will offer branded ultra-luxury residences with customised end-to-end amenities and indulgences, including coffee lounges, wine cellars, private transport, and bespoke concierge services.

The global branded residences market has experienced a remarkable 150 percent growth over the past decade, and projections indicate a surge in demand. With the real estate veteran Sandeep Ahuja at the helm as Managing Director, Atmosphere Living is strategically positioned to capitaliSe on this demand.

Atmosphere Living will focus on a conscious design philosophy. All properties will be built in harmony with the environment and will incorporate features such as smart recycling, efficient waste and water management, and green energy solutions.

Sharing his insights on the launch, Salil Panigrahi, Managing Director, Atmosphere Core, said, “Atmosphere Living will bring a distinctive offering to India, and is a brand to watch out for. It will combine Ahuja’s decades of experience, knowledge, and industry network in real estate with Atmosphere’s hospitality expertise, introducing unparalleled serviced residences in India.”

Positioned in major metropolitan areas, established second-home destinations, and undiscovered scenic locales nationwide, these projects will also present lucrative investment opportunities. Elite homeowners will have the option to lease their residences back to Atmosphere Living, allowing them to be rented out for income generation.

Sandeep Ahuja, Managing Director, Atmosphere Living, said, “There is currently a gap in the Indian realty landscape for ultra-indulgent serviced homes catering to affluent consumers. We aim to bridge this gap by curating serviced homes that offer indulgences such as entering homes using smart key cards, 24/7 butler services, fine dining, and co-working spaces, among others. Our ultimate desire is to enable our customers to experience a life of true luxury and exclusivity.”

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A night of celestial wonders, luxury, and cosmic inspiration at Anantara Kihavah SKY Observatory by British astronaut Tim Peake



Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas celebrated a historic  milestone with the exclusive visit of the renowned British astronaut, Tim Peake. On the evening of November 2, Astronaut Peake hosted an exclusive space talk at SKY Observatory, the finest  overwater observatory in the Indian Ocean, housing the most powerful telescope in the Maldives. 

Perched gracefully over the pristine Maldivian waters, SKY Observatory provided an idyllic setting for  this extraordinary event, complemented by a stunning sunset. The exclusive gathering attracted a full  house of eager guests to a delightful evening that seamlessly blended science, luxury, and natural  beauty. 

The evening commenced with a lovely cocktail reception, where guests were serenaded by the soulful  tunes of a live saxophone band. Attendees savoured exquisite cocktails and canapés as they eagerly  awaited Tim Peake’s presentation. 

Tim Peake’s talk unveiled his personal journey, where he shared his path to becoming an astronaut  and narrated the rigorous training that astronauts undergo. He provided insights into life in space, the  daily challenges faced by astronauts, and the awe-inspiring experiences he encountered during his 

historic mission. He also offered a glimpse into his exciting future projects, leaving the audience both  inspired and spellbound. 

Following Tim’s presentation, an interactive Q&A session allowed guests to engage directly with the  British astronaut. The audience posed thoughtful questions, deepening their understanding of  astronauts’ unique experiences and the intricacies of space exploration. 

The event was further enriched by the presence of the resort’s three SKY gurus, Hammadh Rasheed,  Zunnoon Ahmed, and Ali Arushal, who conducted a stargazing session for the guests afterward. 

The success of the event was evident in the overwhelmingly positive feedback from attendees, who  left with a deeper appreciation for space exploration and a memorable evening to cherish. 

The evening marked a significant moment in Anantara Kihavah’s history, showcasing the resort’s  commitment to offering unique and memorable experiences for its guests. The presence of Tim  Peake, a celebrated astronaut and highly accomplished author, added an extraordinary dimension to  the resort’s already spectacular offerings. 

Tim Peake is a renowned British astronaut who made history as the first official British astronaut to  visit the International Space Station (ISS) and conduct a spacewalk during his six-month mission. He  also achieved the remarkable feat of running the London Marathon from space. Beyond his  extraordinary space endeavours, Tim is also a bestselling author with his most recent book Space: A thrilling human history published earlier this month. 

An astronomer’s paradise, Baa Atoll in the Maldives, is one of the best places on earth to enjoy  stargazing due to its proximity to the equator. Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas promises a voyage of  discovery on a private Indian Ocean Island, with Sky—an overwater observatory and luxury cocktail  bar—providing guests a chance to sip champagne under the stars and explore the Universe.

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Visit Maldives website adds atolls segment to showcase diverse regions



Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation’s (MMPRC/ Visit Maldives) has added a new segment to the official Visit Maldives Website specified for atolls showcasing the diversity of the Maldives.

The segment, now live at provides in depth information regarding the different regions of the Maldives, divided by atolls, to refine the traveller’s experience, commencing with an in-depth exploration of Addu Atoll and Fuvahmulah Atoll.

With 26 atolls, the Maldives offers a wide array of unique accommodations and awe-inspiring travel experiences, and this informative section of our website will serve as a gateway to discover the hidden treasures unique to each area. This falls under MMPRC’s initiatives to encourage tourism growth in all regions of the Maldives, broadening exposure to the diverse tourism products available in the Maldives.

The goal is to elevate Visit Maldives’ digital marketing landscape by showcasing the Maldives as more than just a honeymoon destination with various accommodation options. This initiative is driven by a desire to increase awareness about the distinctive offerings within each of the Maldives’ atolls. It aims to positively shape their perception of the Sunny Side of Life brand by curating engaging content that highlights the unique features of the atolls and diverse experiences available in the islands.

Additionally, the initiative will target the affordable luxury market to promote the Maldives as the most appealing option for short holidays and weekend getaways under a unified Maldives brand umbrella.

MMPRC aims to continue exploring other atolls in the Maldives as well, encouraging growth and tourism development in all regions of the Maldives, building on the foundation we have created to promote the destination beyond the traditional paradigms of sun, sand, and sea.

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