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Cafe Culture in Kabul Shows How Afghanistan Is Transforming

In a tea-drinking culture, coffee and cupcakes are signs of social change

April 18, 2019 — Kabul, Afghanistan: A woman takes a photo of her coffee and cake to post to Instagram. All photos: Ivan Flores

The two-story Cupcake Coffee Shop has no shortage of customers, here for an array of cakes, cookies, doughnuts, and specialty coffee drinks. Yet the shop, with its open coffee bar and wood-paneled walls, isn’t in Chicago or Manchester, or…

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