After water, coffee is the most widely consumed beverage in the world. It's a versatile backdrop for the everyday as well as the intersection to some of life's most memorable moments. It can be a morning ritual, a comforting companion to a book, an excuse for a first date, and often helps us see the world afresh when we travel. Perhaps most importantly, coffee reinforces a sense of place and creates community. Drift explores all of this and more through the lens of the people who drink and serve coffee - from consumers to coffeehouse owners, street vendors, and baristas - and the cities where they live. These pages brim with stories about how coffee connects us, and helps shape the cultural landscape of places around the world.
Drift Volume 13 explores the kiezkulture - the neighbourhood culture-of Berlin. The German capital has become a magnet for young creatives from all over the world, making it one of the most vibrant metropolises of Europe. Welcomed by locals, this multinational cast made its home in every corner of the city, bringing to these neighbourhoods unique perspectives and new purposes, as well as the third wave of coffee. From Oderbergerstrasse in Kollwitzkiez to Friedelstrasse in Reuterkiez, these pages introduce the many people and places that make Berlin not only an exciting place to be creative, but, because of that, an increasingly better place to drink coffee.