Fabienne Dervain: Bringing the Coffee Culture to Ivory Coast

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By Elaine Pirozzi

As ubiquitous as coffee shops may be in the United States, Fabienne Dervain is the owner of what she says is the first coffee shop in all of Ivory Coast. Instant coffee is extremely popular in that country, while consumption of good quality coffee is relatively low, so it’s hardly surprising that coffee shops are rare. But Dervain has plans to change all that, one coffee shop at a time. (more…)