• Standart issue 16, as ever, treats a varied subject matter through engaging articles, essays, interviews, and artwork. In this issue, we delve as never before into some of the more pressing topics facing our industry. Chapter: Coffee we continue our series comparing coffee and tea—this time the brewing methods of each, and look at a historically massive producer of tea that is moving into high-quality coffee production, Sri Lanka. It’s often easy to forget that given all the coffee we make, there necessarily exists a lot of coffee waste in the form of grounds; we take a look at how we might best make use of them. Finally, we round out the chapter with an essay on responses to the price crisis, and the baristas lending their voices to a thus far rather marginalized topic. Chapter: People We explore the talented people that make up our industry, is stacked with great stories, including an interview with Canadian Barista Champion Cole Torode, a word or two from two of our favourite baristas as they take us through their daily routines, an article by Ashley Rodriguez exploring freelance life, asking questions, and the experiences that made her who she is today, and much, much more. Chapter: World We take a look at some of the traditions that make up the experience of drinking coffee in the Balkans, then skip over to Austin, Texas for a reflection on exactly what conspired to make the city the coffee mecca it is today. To round it out, we are then treated to a rich and delicately wrought rumination on a recent origin trip to the land of gesha.
  • Standart issue 15 covers a diverse range of subjects that aim bridge the gap between baristas and industry professionals, coffee nuts and enthusiasts, and those who simply enjoy spending time in coffee shops. Chapter: Coffee We continue our series comparing coffee and tea—this time the processing methods of each, followed by an article asking what coffee can learn from the ritual of tea. We then head to the distant climes of Guatemala, a nation comprised of over 300 microclimates, in our origin profile. Finally, we round out the chapter with a long-form essay addressing the events that have led to the current ‘price crisis’. Chapter: People Packed with stories from and about the people that make the industry go round, including an interview with world-renowned roasters Stephen Leighton and Joanna Alm, a New York themed chronicle of life as a barista in the Big Apple, a beautifully traced reminiscence on life’s lessons so far by Tim Williams, and more. Chapter: World We interview book historian Geri Della Rocca de Candal about his recent exhibition on the printing revolution of the 15th century. We follow that with a look the strange relationship between coffee and stand-up comedy, and learn some jokes along the way. We then jet over to Paris for a a stroll through the French capital’s political and cultural histories—all through the lens of coffee, and end it all with a story about solitude, creation, and coffee.
  • Standart issue 14 covers a diverse range of subjects that aim bridge the gap between baristas and industry professionals, coffee nuts and enthusiasts, and those who simply enjoy spending time in coffee shops. Chapter: Coffee Whet your appetite with some hot, fresh, fragrant … tea! As part of our series comparing coffee and tea, we take a look at the distant climes where tea starts its journey. We then shift the focus back to coffee, with an origin trip to Tanzania, a milk experiment brought to you by the folks at Barista Hustle, and an essay reporting on the new alternative pricing tool that we hope will have a huge impact on how we sustainably price green coffee. Chapter: People Chock-a-block with creative content, including an interview with World Brewers Cup champion Emi Fukahori, an essay on hot to combine your work and your coffee addiction by Jenn Chen, a short story out of Brazil detailing a nightmarish day in the life of a professional coffee taster who loses his palate, and much more. Chapter: World An interview with marketing guru and coffee geek Brian Gaffney; When we sat down with him in New York, we were fascinated by his thoughts on coffee, and we think you will be too. We follow that with a look at the importance of branding in specialty coffee, and how to make sure yours is on point. We then jet over to Moscow for a beautifully traced essay on the peculiar history of coffee in the Russian capital, and end it all with an article on late-night coffee cocktails.
  • Every issue of Standart is beautifully designed and the content carefully curated in order to bring you into a one of a kind experience. It should be meaningful, enriching, and inspiring; Standart Issue 13 does just that. Chapter: Coffee We confront, from two directions and perspectives, the questions of how we can ensure the survival of our industry in the face of climate change and supply chain vulnerabilities, before zooming in on the challenges faced by one particular producing country—Nicaragua. And for something a little lighter, Michelle Johnson runs a tasting experiment that will challenge the way you think about, and describe, taste. Chapter: People Focusing, as per usual, on the people that make the coffee world go round, we take a deep look at Blue Bottle and it’s founder, James Freeman, in a long-form rumination on quality, scale, and the run of time. Eddie Twitchett of Round Hill Roastery joins us for a chat about roasting, Talking Heads, and Twin Peaks, and we turn to an ethnomusicologist to explore the relationship between coffee, music, and meaning. Chapter: World We all know aeroplane coffee is bad. But why is it so bad? Surprisingly, there are some good reasons why, but also some not so good ones. But the question of bad coffee might simply be a question of taste. Philosopher’s have battled with this questions for centuries—we take a look through the guise of coffee. Finally, we take you all the way to Sydney, Australia, for our city profile just in time for the World AeroPress Championship!
  • These enamel mugs are sturdy and breakproof, perfect for your brewing needs whether you’re in the comfort of your own kitchen, or our camping in the beautiful outdoors. The wide 8cm rim allows for all your favourite brewing devices (Aeropress, Kalita 155 & 185, Clever Dripper, V60) to perch perfectly on top for added convenience. It’s also oven and stove-friendly, so you can even cook some sneaky snacks and soups in them! Designed by Perth-based artist Kate Skinner (Instagram: @katoskinnner) Care instructions: - Not for use in microwaves. - Dishwasher safe but hand wash is recommended. - It is not recommended that you scrub your enamel mug with abrasive material so as to not compromise the coating or prints. - When cooking with your enamelware, do not allow it to boil dry. Doing so may damage the enamel surface. - If enamelware is left empty on a hot burner or in a heated oven, switch off the appliance and allow for the enamelware to cool before adding liquid.
  • Standart issue 12 is here, bringing you more in-depth coverage of coffee, design, and the people behind it all. We’re all about asking the big questions and trying to find the answers over coffee, so we invite you to join us and our talented host of writers and artists for a fresh batch of articles and stories. In this issue, we take you from the genome of coffee right to the very edges of the cosmos, with pit stops at the foundation of democracy, post-conflict Colombia, and the white sands of Hawaiian beaches. Coffee The Coffee chapter looks at the future of sustainable coffee breeding, and what sustainability means for the supply chain. Our origin profile takes us to Hawaii, and the good folks at Barista Hustle invite you to test out brewing coffee while stood on one foot (no, seriously, try it!). People Our People chapter features an interview with Market Lane Coffee’s Fleur Studd and, fittingly, an article about the successes of exceptional women in the coffee industry. We round it out with a short story about interruptions during shift work and the first-known translation of a Brazilian poem about the intricacies of the coffee supply chain. World Finally, our World chapter takes us from a languid contemplation of the Athenian coffee and food scene to an exploration of the arts of tasseography and font design before delving into Colombia’s return to coffee after a lamentable detour into cocaine.
  • Our goal has always been to offer you an exceptional experience through meaningful content and solid design. Standart Issue 11 proudly accomplishes this with our latest collection of works inspired by the culture and humans of coffee. Inside Chapter: Coffee 'It’s a risky if not foolish clash to stage within the pages of a coffee aficionados magazine. Even as I write this I can almost hear the readership majority affirming, ‘there is no competition!’ That's right, we went there. Coffee vs. Tea! Inside Chapter: People 'Customers would immediately ask the same question to the nearest white male barista and get the same answer...If I took the order, they'll ask the barista serving them if I gave them the right order.' She’s a Lady is a harrowing, challenging, and absolutely necessary read that exposes the very real gendered divisions among female baristas working in American Specialty Coffee. Inside Chapter: World 'One night, in a very new and very green café, a jungle grew from the oranges waiting to be juiced and the fashionably cut palm leaves...' The coffee bedtime story you didn't know you've been wanting and waiting for. Trust us, it's a little bit of imaginative magic that will transport you far away to a place of surrealism.
  • Standart Issue 10 opens by captivating our imaginations with the mysterious origins of gesha coffee and challenging our perceptions of Brazil by covering issues of climate, environment, and mechanization. Matters of humanity also receive careful attention as we discuss appropriate activism and the place the social sciences hold in the coffee industry. Among these more complex articles are interviews with Coffee Master David Donde, KEXP Seattle DJ Cheryl Waters, an intriguing photo essay, and a must-have guide to the fabulous cafes of Tokyo. Chapter Coffee. "Aside from it’s unique ‘ flavour sensation’ gesha is remarkable because no one knows where it really came from. It’s the mystery of the coffee world." We cover the criticism Brazilian coffee faces, examine Colombia's past, and investigate the mysterious origins of gesha. Chapter People. "Good coffee isn’t going to rescue a mediocre operation." David Donde, founder of Truth Coffee Roasters shares this and other philosophies in Meet Your Barista. We conclude the chapter by discussing activism and defining between direct and performative methods. Chapter World. "The worst part about my job is that there’s so much music and I can never listen to it all." Coffee pairs well with so many things and music is one of them. In Meet Your Guest we interview Cheryl Waters, DJ for KEXP Seattle. From the American west coast, we take you to Tokyo where we share some of the best coffee this amazing city has to offer.
  • In Standart Issue 9, Erin invites you to join her as she shares NYC’s longstanding obsession with consuming coffee in record breaking amounts. Erin Meister is a longtime coffee professional and journalist who just published her first book, New York City Coffee: A Caffeinated History. Chapter Coffee. Issue 9 begins with a simple question, “what even is a latte?” However, the answer is a bit more complex as we examine the growing trend of rainbow lattes, discuss the material coffee from an academic perspective, explore the region of Myanmar, and ponder the origins and meaning of “specialty coffee” Chapter People. After getting the chance to hang out with 2016 US Barista Champion Lem Butler at the London Coffee Festival, we knew we had to get a conversation down in print. A man that’s had his mind picked about coffee competitions by everyone in the biz, we settled into talk on music, vibes, family, and what’s next for Lem. Chapter World. Aside from quality offerings and genuine hospitality, there are also more subtle factors that make up the appeal of a coffee shop. We talk architecture, color palettes, lighting, and seating with Lea Mičudová and Michal Mačuda of BONBON, a top-of-the-game architecture firm in the Czech Republic.
  • Standart Issue 8 gets off to a cracking start with a seriously amazing coffee popsicle recipe. Barista educator and café consultant Eden-Marie Abramowicz shows us some southern hospitality in Atlanta, and Coffee Supreme’s supremely charming Al Keating checks in from New Zealand to give us a few tips on being a good boss. Coffee Issue 8 gets off to a cracking start with our coffee chapter where you’ll try a seriously amazing coffee popsicle recipe, read a primer on how to trade coffee, and learn about Costa Rica. People Barista educator and café consultant Eden-Marie Abramowicz shows us some southern hospitality in Atlanta, and Coffee Supreme’s supremely charming Al Keating checks in from New Zealand to give us a few tips on being a good boss. World Join us for a Negroni at award-winning London cocktail bar Bar Termini and talk to proprietors Marco and Tony about service, heritage, and experience. In our latest instalment of fiction writing, follow a blossoming romance over four cups of coffee, before finally landing in Berlin, the spotlight city of this issue.