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Coffee on shabbat


Rabbi Chaim Tabasky

8 Elul 5767
I am asking for a psak: if i stay in a hotel that make coffee for the 99% of the guests who are goyim, can i drink the coffee they make on shabbos. I want to know the answer according to halacha only NOT "whats better to do"
According to most opinions the answer is yes, assuming the workers at the hotel are also not Jewish. There is a minority opinion that in matters of food one should be strict, but since not having coffe in the morning for many is detrimental to oneg Shabbat, one may drink the coffee. (See Mishne Brura Siman 325.)
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