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In Arabic, the word qahwa translates simply to 'coffee'. Said in the Egyptian dialect, however, the word ahwa gains a whole new meaning. An ahwa is a typical Egyptian coffee house, where ironically, the most popular drink is sweet, black tea. Never in short supply, these informal establishments can sometimes be found crammed by the handful in the narrowest of alleyways, and they are nearly always packed. The Egyptian ahwa is nothing like the air-conditioned café chains lining the insides of malls and selling lattes…