STANDART ISSUE 24 IS HERE, dear friends in caffeination!
Prime yourself for the 144 pages of first-rate writing and art. All the tips and tricks, facts and figures, and stories from the people behind the inexorable push towards a bright coffee future.
In the new Standart Issue 24, we look at how coffee can make you beautiful (or can it?) and how some leading hospitality businesses use aesthetics to reinforce feelings of community and physical interconnectivity. We compare and contrast types of roasting machines with Where is Scottrao, hear the story behind the start-up coffee subscription business The Coffee Vine, and make the case for moving towards a more equitable coffee industry by dropping talk of percentages and speaking real numbers.
Our ‘Meet Your Barista’ feature, where we interview someone we admire from the coffee industry, feature Mikey Rinaldo of New Math Coffee in Chicago; we speak about their approach to work and art, and their love of Asian coffees.
In this issue’s long-form essay, writer and academic Ben Wurgaft reflects on what cafés mean to us and how we’ve missed them, and it makes for a stunning rumination that I think we can all connect with.
To round it all out, we take a walk through the world’s most visited city, Bangkok, where coffee carries histories of alleged gods and resilience under their rule.
We can hardly wait for you to get your teeth into this issue, with all this content and more!