Alternative power heats up

Alternative power heats up

Urth Caffé in Santa Monica, Calif., looks pretty much as one would expect of a high-end, European-style coffee-house beloved by local celebrities.

But many customers may not realize when they walk in for an organic honey-vanilla latte and an all-natural pecan sticky bun that the cafe is considered a model for green building design and is just the beginning for founder Shallom Berkman, who has even bigger plans for the greening of his coffee-roasting and cafe company.

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