No. 25 – CONTENTS:
Uganda – 12 – We take a closer look at Uganda, its history and culture, and of course, its coffee.
Water Alkalinity – 20 – Scott Rao takes us through water alkalinity, how to test it, and how a little knowledge could save you a lot of money.
Meet Your Barista – 24 – Joachim Morceau of Substance, his cafe in Paris, speaks to us about terroir, competition success, and „trafficked” coffee.
Minimum-Wage Connoisseurship – 32 – We are well practised in determining if something tastes good, so who are connoisseurs to tell us we are right or wrong? It’s not that simple.
SHOUT! – 42 – Roosa Jalonen is fed up! She wants a stern word with all employers offering „perks” that should simply be the norm.
Being the Boss – 44 – Rahul Reddy of Subiko in Mumbai lets us in on his mission to spread a distinctively Asian specialty coffee experience.
Sorting It Out : A Case for Democratic Lotteries – 58 – Does the application of sortition principles hold egalitarian promise for the coffee supply chain?
Hakuji: A Quiet, Very Japanese Refinement – 78 – A look at some beautifully crafted Japanese ceramics, and the sense of translucent beauty they exude.
Across the Pond – 82 – This photo essays captures the atmosphere of two coffee shops separated by the Atlantic Ocean, from opening to closing time.
Up All Night – 96 – What’s the relationship between caffeine and erections? That’s right – we went there.
Hygge, Fika, and Place – 106 – Can the concepts of fika and hygge be exported to the world over and still retain their meaning?
Meet Your Guest – 116 – We speak with Ashley Dean of the Royal Ballet in London about managing insane schedules, getting plenty of rest, and the dreaded foam roller.
Lviv – 126 – Join us for a coffee-fueled wander around the ancient western Ukrainian city.