A MUST-READ FOR COFFEE LOVERS
Standart began with the idea that good coffee should be accessible to everyone.
Awarded 2017, 2018 and 2019 Best Coffee Magazine, Standart is a well-curated, quarterly print publication that explores the beauty and diversity of coffee culture. It started with a simple goal in mind: to celebrate the culture of specialty coffee through a marriage of great writing and beautiful design.
Every issue has 144 pages printed on high-quality FSC-certified paper with 15 articles, stories, interviews or essays from some of the brightest minds in coffee, and beyond.
All ABOUT...THE CURRENT ISSUE
STANDART #24 — has something of an aesthetic bent...but of course it does: we did after all just come out of a long-awaited summer, reminiscent of the summers of yore, when we could see friends and share memories and feel almost normal again, moments of distilled beauty tasted once more.
In this issue 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. Speaking of... we interview an expert in the study of culture and representation, and specifically how we might learn to look at things with less judgement and ask questions of our own assumptions.
We compare and contrast types of roasting machine with Scott Rao, 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, features 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 issues 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.