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Automatic Turkish Coffee Takes to Manhattan

At New York City's Simit + Smith, a small chain whose third Manhattan store opened this week in the Financial District (within 100 feet of both a Starbucks branch and an independent, third-wave cafe, Blue Spoon), Turkish coffees are prepared to order for workers, traders, Turkophiles, and tourists alike—all in a fully automated Turkish coffee machine. More

Fast Food International: Caffe Bene

The concept of this premiere U.S. outpost of a Korean chain isn't unfamiliar: the emphasis on coffee drinks and customers parked with laptops feels Starbucks-y; the pick-your-own pastries in the front wouldn't be out of place in Au Bon Pain; and the refrigerated case of salads, sandwiches and wraps is reminiscent of Pret a Manger. The Korean influence is not particularly obvious. More

5 Essential Tips for New Coffee Shop Owners

Being a cafe owner is one of the most rewarding jobs on earth, but beware some common pitfalls while you're scheming out your brand-new coffee shop. Here are five mistakes newbies often make: Avoid them, and you're on your way to caffeinated contentment. More

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