Standart #22

Six years, 22 issues, and a new look

New issue begins shipping in March, and with it comes a whole lorry-load of hard-hitting articles, experimental artwork and photography from our award-winning editorial team, and a carefully curated experience from start to finish, cover to cover. We’re excited for you to read our most colourful and adventurous issue yet!

We’ve rallied up the best writing from across the coffee, academic, and journalism worlds to take the issues facing our industry to task. Powerful, muscular prose full of sobering confrontation and critical analysis awaits. Read along with us and join our celebration of what makes coffee great, and our unflinching mission to keep it great.

Napkins, glitter, and coffee

Standart Issue 22 enjoys an undeniable theme of animals. In these isolating times, people perhaps more than ever have turned to pets to satisfy many of the social joys usually inspired by interactions with friends, family, colleagues, and their fellow citizens.

We explore whether Kopi Luwak coffee can be ethical; how the modern allongé is perhaps the fruitiest espresso you can taste with Scott Rao; and passion’s path to coffee with Kenji Kojima of Fuglen Coffee.

Learn about the history of cat cafés and what their popularity can tell us about the way we live in the city; how farmers are producing small lots of specialty in Typhoon-threatened Japanese islands; and what Lima’s contemporary coffee scene offers the specialty connoisseur.