In Meet Your Stockists, Standart visits Weekenders Coffee Tominokoji in Kyoto and Kariomons Coffee Roaster in Nagasaki to experience a day in roaster.
At the end of the chapter, a sexism in coffee world is discussed. At cafes and championships, coffee industry is also unfortunately no stranger to sexism. Although the research and analysis took place in the U.S., surely we can learn a lot from it to talk about the existing issues in Japan.
Photo Essay section invites you to the back stage of the World Barista Championship. Standart team interviewed 2017's Japanese champion, Ishitani-san and his coach, Miki-san.
Meet Your Guest introduces a professional outside of the coffee industry. This time, Rikimaru-san from BOOK AND BED TOKYO told the team about how he established his brand. A travel diary by Kasai-san from 27 COFEE ROASTERS on his journey to Honduras is a must read too.
(quoted from the Standart Japan official website）
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.
“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