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From Uganda to Vietnam, Robusta coffee turns critics into fans

Coronavirus demand drives global rediscovery of often-snubbed bean

Toi Nguyen has won accolades for Robusta coffee grown at his farm in Vietnam. (Photo courtesy of Namamame Honpo)

TOKYO -- Eager to dispel Robusta's reputation as a second-rate coffee only suitable for instant drinks, more producers around the world are churning out luxury varieties of the bean grown, picked and processed with extra love.

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