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.
“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.
“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.
“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.