Drift is a smart, well-designed, edgy magazine dedicated to coffee culture. Each semi-annual issue focuses on a different place, exploring the many ways coffee is enjoyed there.
Exploring Paris, this issue captures the city's slow embrace of specialty coffee culture, content as it has long been in its own identity as an arbiter of taste. But a new generation of roasters and cafes, as well as a fascination with brunch, have created an interest that is now being satisfied.
A variety of articles explore the tensions and intersections between traditional French culture and the new generation of coffee styles, reflected in everything from the repurposing of vintage storefronts and the embrace of specialty coffee by storied brasseries and bistros.
Paris, it seems, is not wholly interested in becoming an outpost of American or Australian coffee ideals. It is, after all, Paris.
Beautifully photographed in full color. Paperback.