Blank Street Coffee bets on tiny storefronts and lower prices to compete with Starbucks

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The upstart: Blank Street Coffee 

Blank Street’s co-founders, not surprisingly, are coffee fiends. Vinay Menda, 29, grew up in Dubai and moved to New York to attend New York University’s Stern School of Business. His favorite fix is a double espresso over ice, which goes a long way when you weigh just 104 pounds. “If you’re boxing, there’s different weight classes,” he says.

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