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What Happens When You Order a Coffee in Israel?

Coffee, the elixir of life that jump-starts almost everyone's day, is taken pretty seriously in Israel. It is a matter of satisfaction for Israelis that Starbucks, the coffee giant, failed to set up a shop in Israel back in 2001.


Coffee is a large part of the culture in Israel, so much revolves around coffee, meetings, dates, trips, and holidays!

A cup of coffee with the symbol of a Jewish star in the foam

So you won't find your pumpkin spice latte in Israel but ordering the exact cup of coffee you want can be tricky, so we're here to help.


You find yourself at a cafe for your coffee fix. What do you get?


We know what you had in mind - a regular filtered coffee. Yeah, that's not what you just got. You probably just received a #cafe_hafuch (literally translated as an upside-down coffee), which is somewhere between a cappuccino and a latte. A cafe hafuch is hands down the most popular coffee in Israel and we don't think you will be disappointed.

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