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Ben Szobody & James Hoffmann



Issue 2 of an occasional journal of coffee, published by Longberry Press, edited by Ben Szobody and James Hoffmann.

"Despite coffee’s enormous global influence and endlessly fascinating stories, the bulk of this wealth has rarely been published in an interesting, engaging way. This is our goal."

At an academic conference in 2007, Carlos Saenz described the agony of burning his coffee farm for economic reasons, and the story seemed immensely relevant to both the professionals who serve the beverage and the consumers who drink it. Almost none were present. Thus, Saenz sparked an early plan for a journal that told stories like his, cross pollinating the research, specialty coffee and consumer worlds with startling perspectives and vivid writing. We aim to collect voices from journalism, academia and elsewhere in food and drink, publishing as frequently as necessary and paying contributors for their work. The magazine will be distinctly international and will be ad-free. Longberry is a partnership of James Hoffmann, former World Barista Champion and co-founder of Square Mile Coffee; Ben Szobody, a longtime political journalist now in coffee-related development projects; and Jacob Forrest, a graphic designer and coffee hobbyist.

For more information about Longberry please have a look at their website http://longberrypress.com

Issue 2 contains the following articles...

Violent Conditions, Jonathan Newman
The kind of origin story that doesn't get told.

What's It Look Like, Philippe Nash
Farmers and their hands. Images and license.

Fiction: Proper Price, Thomas Bunstead
She smelled of whiskey and toothpaste.

Plant Sentience, Patrick Hughes
Coffee has survival strategies.

'ate Waste, Ben Szobody
Chef Douglas McMaster cooks in rot.

Forgotten Fruit, Patrick Hughes
Winemakers keep the juice. Coffee producers throw it away.

The Smell, Jesse Raub
Kettles can kill. One man's disillusionment.

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