A file photo of a cup of coffee (Photo: Ahram Online)
Egyptians have drunk 45 thousand tons in the first half of 2018, compared to 40 thousand tons over the entire year of 2017, according to a report by the coffee division at Cairo's Chamber of Commerce issued on Sunday.
The report also indicated a 10 percent increase in the rate of coffee imports.
"70 percent of Egypt's coffee imports come from Indonesia where coffee beans are more affordable, but of high quality," Hussein Fawzy, head of the division, said in the report.
"One ton of coffee beans costs internationally between $3,500 to $5,000 based on the type," the report reads.
Egypt imports its supplies of coffee, as the country's climate is not suited for cultivating the crop.
Global production of coffee has increased in recent years as consumption has increased moderately.