Issue 20: Words, flowers, and coffee
In our long-form article, neuroscientist Fabiana Carvalho takes us through the very latest research on how colour literally changes the flavour of coffee, as we ask the question, is the specialty coffee industry doing all it can to exploit the power of the mind?
The inimitable Ashley Rodriguez turns her attention to the concept of the of relationships in coffee—how those between roaster and farmer compare to real-life, and what happens when power comes into play. Poignant questions arise, as she navigates what it really means to build a relationship in the coffee world.
Talor Browne of Talormade has made it through a tumultuous period in her professional life, but has come out of the experience with an awesome new business into which she has instilled a culture of empathy. This is a great read for anyone looking to start a successful coffee business, and anyone who runs one at present.
This is just a taste of a smidgen of the beginning of what we’ve got in store for you in issue 20. We can’t wait to see what you think!
You’re in good company
Voted Best European Indie Magazine for 2023 at European Publishing Congress, and four times Best Coffee Magazine at The Sprudgie Awards, Standart is a well-curated, quarterly print publication that explores the beauty and diversity of coffee culture.
We started with a simple goal in mind: to celebrate the culture of specialty coffee through a marriage of great writing and beautiful design.