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Low-Cost Café Offers Coffee for $1.40 a cup

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

Hey, buddy! Can you spare 14 dimes for a cup of coffee?

That is the price for a cut of caffeine at a new low-cost tale-away chain that plans to take Israel by storm with 300 branches in three years.

The “Cofix” chain opened its first café in Tel Aviv Monday, charging at least half the price that is raked in at most gas station-rest stops and cafés. Avi Katz, who founded the Dollar Store chain, told Israel’s Globes business newspaper, “We are not an alternative for people seeking to sit at a café in a mall. We’re bringing good news in the takeaway sector for working people looking for a coffee for the road.

“Prices have fallen in every category – fashion, computers – why not food? Because the food industry is dominated by cartels, and the other half is controlled by malls. It’s a fixed game by the big players, and there is little competition. A few distributors dictate prices for consumers, who now pay more for no reason.”

Cofix cafes will be kosher and will be closes on Shabbat. They also will offer sandwiches, fresh orange and carrot juice, energy bars and baked goods.

Starbucks May Soon Add More Kosher Drinks

Sunday, August 18th, 2013

A dream come true for would-be Kosher Starbucks lovers may become reality if Starbucks goes through with plans to replace a non-kosher extra for Strawberries & Crème Frappuccino and other products that contain cochineal extracts.

The extract for the drinks come from insects, which also bother veggies, and the company is planning to use a vegetarian-based extract as a substitute.

Kosher Today cautioned that Frappuccinos that are bought in Starbucks stores are not kosher, but if its extracts are replaced, the Orthodox Union (OU), which certifies some Starbucks products, may take another look at them.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/starbucks-may-soon-add-more-kosher-drinks/2013/08/18/

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