Standart Magazine - Issue 7
Standart love coffee for its ability to foster interesting conversations, chance meetings, and rich experiences. Quarterly published and print only, they dedicate more than 130 pages of beautifully designed and carefully curated content to the beauty of specialty coffee. Sit back, slow down, and enjoy the beauty of the offline world.
Every issue of Standart is beautifully designed and the content carefully curated in order to bring you into a one of a kind experience. It should be meaningful, enriching, and inspiring.
This issue has content ranging from the oft-overlooked challenges faced along the supply chain, to a harrowing creative piece detailing breakfast and coffee with the parents, to the quirky phenomenon of people gathering, eating cake, and talking about death in caf?s all over the world.
Issue 7 takes you from Toronto's hip caf?s and must-see sights, to Melbourne for a chat with Matt Perger about coffee, cooking, and finding the right shoe, to the coffee producing regions of Vietnam, all the way back in time to the Italy of the Industrial Revolution as it traces the development of espresso, aluminium, and transportation in our ever-shrinking modern world.
In the coffee chapter, issue 7 brings you a diverse array of pieces, with subjects ranging from the crucial and pressing, to the quirky and fascinating.
Issue 7 considers the fragility of our rapidly burgeoning industry and how to make sure we ensure its survival. It looks at how cultural sensitivity needs to be at the forefront when we deal with issues of gender at source.
As the featured country of origin, issue 7 marvels at the rise of Vietnam, a producer country ready to take on the domestic and international markets with vigour. And to round off the chapter, issue 7 explores the quirky and slightly macabre phenomenon taking place in caf?s all over the world, where people get together, eat cake, and talk about death.
Sustainability is something that needs to be keep at the front of our minds in everything that we do; this issue delves into sustainability at the service end of the chain, looking at how baristas can get the most out of their careers. Matt Perger sits down for a chat about coffee, food, information sharing and networking in the digital age, and China's burgeoning coffee industry. Gwilym Davies finishes off his series on basic training with a skill central to the efficient running of a caf?, dialling in.
It's a testament to how global our industry is that every issue we seem to be stretching farther and farther around the world. Get in gear for a trip to Toronto, where issue 7 checks out some of the coolest places for coffee in the North. Once you've had your fix and consumed more maple syrup than anyone has a right to, swing over for a lazy pint in a London pub as issue 7 chats to the playwright behind a play set in a timeless coffee house.
Standart have included a creative piece that provides us a seat at a tense breakfast with the parents in "The Breakfast Place". Finally, to wrap it all up, we take a look at the travelling cup we all love & how its rise was beckoned in the modernity: aluminium engineering, steam trains, aeroplanes, and a world made irrevocably smaller, never to be the same.
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