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230 Bags Of Coffee A Day: What One Shop Needs To Sell To Offset Coronavirus

From: charlotteobserver.com

The Cocoa Cinnamon coffee shop on Chapel Hill Road in Durham is usually bustling with activity on a weekday morning.

But Monday, its seating area was mostly empty and a strong smell of bleach mixed with the aroma of coffee and churros, as employees obsessively sanitize surfaces to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.

And even as business slowed to a drip of what it normally is, Leon Grodski de Barrera, the shop’s owner, knows it could be about to get much worse, if the state orders all businesses to close their doors to slow the spread of the virus. Already on Monday, he said, business is down 35%.

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