Drift Vol. 9: Bali
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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.
While Drift normally devotes itself to a single city, this issue encompasses the entire Indonesian island of Bali. Historically, coffee has been a cash crop in Bali, produced for export. But things are changing, as the island copes with an influx of tourist cash and expectations and the Balinese themselves increasingly enjoy their own coffee crop. Drift seeks to understand the cultural and economic impact of those changes, with articles that address everything from distinctive local ways or preparing coffee to the role of the island's religious identity in coffee culture.
As always with Drift, the photography is beautiful and evocative.
Paperback. Color and black-and-white photos throughout.