Issue 23: Punks, diodes, and coffee
We speak to fermentation designer Lucia Solis about coffee processing, take a deep dive into who actually invented the first espresso machine, drink in life lessons and advice from World Barista Championship boss Cindy Ludviksen, and survey some of the wackier coffee patents filed over the past century.
To round it all out, we take an anthropological amble through a rural Turkish village where chickpea coffee is drunk practically non-stop, before skirting the Black Sea and trekking towards the Georgian capital, Tbilisi for a beautifully wrought and atmospheric treatment of its coffee history and wider culture.
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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.