Lebanon: Coffee at €50 a Kilo

There are indicators worth their weight in distress. “Everyone’s morning friend and pick-me-up” will soon be out of reach for those Lebanese who currently still have the means to buy it. In July 2020, it was still around 15 euros (approximately 26,000 Lebanese pounds); its price has roughly tripled in less than a year. This is much more than an informal economy of street sellers and small kiosks that is failing; it’s a whole country teetering on the edge of an unprecedented economic catastrophe.

Photograph taken on 1 July 2020, showing a kilo of ground coffee for sale at 26,000 pounds (without added cardamom) (Photo by JOSEPH EID / AFP) (Photo by JOSEPH EID/AFP via Getty Images)

https://www.courrierinternational.com/article/crise-au-liban-le-cafe-devient-un-produit-de-luxe

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