By Jane E. Brody
June 12, 2017
Hurray for the HotBlack Coffee cafe in Toronto for declining to offer Wi-Fi
to its customers. There are other such cafes, to be sure, including seven of
the eight New York City locations of Café Grumpy.
But its HotBlacks reason for the electronic blackout that is cause for
hosannas. As its president, Jimson Bienenstock, explained, his aim is to get
customers to talk with one another instead of being buried in their portable