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Doha's Tawar Mall looks much like any of the other unremarkable shopping centers dotted around Qatar, but tucked away in one of its corners, a tiny cultural revolution is taking place. There you will find Flat White, Qatar's first attempt at a hipster cafe.In the background are the familiar sounds of drinks being prepared by coffee baristas on machines costing $3,500 .Seated nearby are engineers Mohammed and Jassim, both 34, who say Flat White has made them appreciate a different style of coffee.Its reach extends beyond the Gulf state, with Qatari-owned coffee stores in London – in the exclusive Mayfair area, dubbed the Qatar Quarter by the British press – as well as a gastro-burger restaurant close to Qatar-owned Harrods.Qatar had previously relied on its neighbors for much of its imports, and has since had to radically adjust its sourcing.
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