Standart Magazine Japan Issue #5

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The Must-read for All the Coffee Lovers in Japan

 

The fifth issue: reality and the backstage of fabulous coffee industry- it's time to sit down and talk about things we have been avoiding for long enough

 

"So, what does 'coffee' mean anyway?" That's the question this issue #5 starts with.  The issue introduces rapid-growing specialty coffee production in Myanmar, including its history and the issues they are currently facing.  The opening section then reports how the very first World Coffee Producers Forum went and the farmers' voice finally heard there.  Also we get to know the real life of coffee cupping which is not necessarily always elegant but ultimately creative and exciting.  

In the new series, Meet Your Stockists, they spent a day with Standart Japan's stockist, Mr.Shimoyama, who is a barista in Melbourne and talk about what baristas in future generation will be like. 

The issue then moves the spot light to a rather peculiar but therapeutic event, "Death Cafe"- where people talk about death with a mug in hand, in search of a better way to cope one of the greatest fears: death.  Finally, the city guide takes us to Berlin, Germany. 
 

About Standart

 

Standart is a magazine supported by multiple talented artists, writers and contributors around the world, including New York, London, Melbourne and Tokyo. They strongly believe in the power of printed media as the best way to convey the wonderful messages with sophisticated design, because it gives people the opportunity to sit down, take time and read, which has become somewhat difficult in this digitalized world. Every issue delivers capturing interviews, informative articles, guides to world’s beautiful cities, and short stories, providing a whole new level of different perspective of this wondrous beverage, coffee.

Since its establishment in 2015, Standart has been rapidly growing, and they are now distributing to more than 53 countriesall over the world. They were nominated to Sprudgies Awards in the category "Best Coffee Magazine" both in 2015 and 2016.

 

What Makes Standart Japan a Must-read? 

 

“The never-ending pursuit of quality and precision is one of the foundations on which the Japanese culture of craft stands…The entrepreneurial and coffee-drinking spirit of Japan — both the old-school kissaten-style the hip third wave — has inspired much of the Standart philosophy. That sense of cohesion was so strong that we felt we simply must bring Standart to Japan, to become a part of the specialty coffee knowledge exchange in one of the most exciting communities in the world.”

“Standart Japan will bring readers the same quality-driven, carefully curated content in three chapters. The pilot issue is an almanac including some of our favourite pieces we published translated into Japanese, and a couple of brand new articles exclusive to Standart Japan.”

 (Quotes from Standart official website: https://journal.standartmag.com/announcing-standart-japan-c2f1ed56a0e7

All articles are in Japanese

 

Details

Articles in Japanese
Printed and published in Japan
Brand New
Published in June 2018

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