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Israeli Opens New Café in Harlem

Israeli-born chef Kfir Ben-Arimade is the coffee-lover behind Cafeine, a new java spot in Harlem.

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He’s powering his drinks with beans from Bristot, a century-old Italian coffee brand seldom seen stateside. Cakes and pastries round out the menu; sandwiches and breakfast items are on the way. Ben-Arimade worked the line at New York’s Paradou and Daniel restaurants before the coffee bug bit.

Michael Kaminer is a contributing editor at the Forward.




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