Only Half Way Through 2018 and Egyptians Already Broke Their 2017 Record in Coffee Consumption
By Nada Hamouda
The Cairo Chamber of Commerce reported on Sunday that Egyptians have drunk 45 thousand tons of coffee in the first half of 2018. However, they consumed only 40 thousand tons over the entire year of 2017, which indicates that Egyptians have doubled their coffee consumption.
With Egypt’s climate not suited for cultivating coffee beans, the report also demonstrated a 10 percent increase in the coffee imports. “70 percent of Egypt’s coffee imports come from Indonesia where coffee beans are more affordable, but of high quality,” the report stated.