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Egypt: Coronavirus and coffee

Coffee bean imports have grown threefold since the Arab Spring in 2011

Coffee bean imports have grown threefold since the Arab spring in 2011 as young and aspirational Egyptians embrace artisanal and speciality coffee - and a devalued currency has made instant coffee products less affordable. Our reporter Mohamed El Aassar has been finding out more from local baristas and roasters. Also France and the US report surges in their numbers of new confirmed coronavirus cases. We speak to Margot Haddad, Paris-based news anchor, on how the pandemic may have affected turnout in the country's second round of local elections. And Michael Hughes explains which countries might replace China in the world's supply chain.

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  • Mon 29 Jun 2020 00:06GMT

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