Coffee sits in the background of some of the most important moments in our lives: the first time we told new friends we’d like to get to know them better, a second date, a business meeting, a passion project completed, a time we caught up with long-lost loved ones after years apart. More than anything else, coffee is tied to a sense of place and a sense of community.
Drift is about coffee, the people who drink it, and the cities they inhabit. Our collection of writers and photographers, alongside coffee shop owners, baristas, streetcart vendors, and patrons, capture a glimpse of what it’s like to drink coffee in a city at the time the magazine is printed. Each issue highlights a different city.
It’s about wandering the streets aimlessly, cup of coffee in hand, and learning more about what a place has to offer, whether you’ve been there for 25 minutes or 25 years. Coffee helps us chart the geography of our cities. It’s about seeing those cities with fresh eyes, as visitors or long-time residents, and trying to understand what makes them tick.
This issue contains stories about Stockholm, its coffee, and the people who drink it. For our fourth issue, we hear from dozens of locals, shop owners, roasters, patrons, entrepreneurs, writers, and photographers about what it’s like to drink coffee in Stockholm. The Swedish capital’s residents drink coffee as if it’s water, and foster a fierce dedication to fika whether they’re at the office or snuggling near a fire in the dead of winter. Yet, specialty coffee is a harder-than-expect sell in the coffee-guzzling city: Swedes have always had high-quality coffee—for cheap—and expect it to stay that way.
Drift, Volume 4 guides us from India to New York, from an early 1900s ship on the harbor to trendy Södermalm, and from the 1700s to the future, as we take a magnifying glass to what makes Stockholm’s coffee scene tick.
Drift, Volume 4 includes:
This issue contains stories about Melbourne, its coffee, and the people who drink it. For our fifth issue, we hear from dozens of locals, shop owners, roasters, patrons, entrepreneurs, writers, and photographers about what it’s like to drink coffee in Melbourne. The capital of Victoria is flush with cafes, boasting one of the highest concentrations of coffee shops per capita in the world. Home of the flat white and avocado toast, this unsuspecting epicenter of the coffee world is at a crossroads, as its most towering figures take what they’ve learned to enterprises overseas, and leave the Australian city to recalibrate its identity.
Drift, Melbourne guides us from Italy to Bali to New York, from 19th century pioneers to the future, as we take a magnifying glass to what makes Melbourne’s coffee scene tick.
Drift: Melbourne includes: