Drinking a coffee is an action that we do every morning naturally in every corner of the world, but how many times do we stop to think what it would be like to drink a coffee in a different city? DRIFT does just that, explore the world starting with a cup of coffee.
The magazine revolves around coffee, to the people who drink it and to the cities they live in: from consumers to coffee shop owners, from street vendors to baristas. Coffee becomes a pretext to trace the geography of our environment.
Dimensions: 21.5 x 28
Number of pages: 190
Volume 10 - Manhattan
Drift, Volume 10 puts the spotlight on New York City's most famous neighborhood: Manhattan. Bartered by Native Americans, this island, sandwiched between New Jersey and Long Island, has gone from being a colonial trading port to a global capital of commerce and culture.
Coffee, which once arrived on its docks from distant lands, now helps run this international hub that notoriously never sleeps.
From its many street vendors and the trendiest cafes, New York offers locals and visitors both take-away coffee and the chance to linger for a good coffee in places where you can meet people from all over the world.
Whether it's a cappuccino at Caffe Reggio, a charcoal roasted coffee at Kopitiam or a long black at Little Collins, there's a story in every cup. From Harlem to the Financial District, this issue follows the patterns that embroider the coffee culture of Manhattan.
In this number:
- The role of women in the history of coffee in Manhattan.
- The rise and fall of the Anthora ("Greek") cup and a recent rebirth.
- The changing face of Harlem and the way coffee shops reflect the neighborhood's uniquely black heritage.
- Cafes in the era of a pandemic.
And more ...