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VOLUME 13: BERLIN
Through centuries of war and decades of socialist strife, Berlin has been a crucible for much of European history. But out of its struggles, the city has emerged as the capital of one of the continent’s strongest economies as well as an exciting epicenter of modern-day counterculture. And at the intersection of Berlin’s bohemian neighborhoods, indie music scene, and exploding start-up community are the many coffeehouses, roasteries, and cafes that dot the city. This issue surveys some of these dynamic meeting places and spaces that Berlin offers to locals and visitors alike.
Drift is about coffee, the people who drink it, and the cities they inhabit. Our collection of writers and photographers, alongside coffee shop owners, baristas, streetcart vendors, and patrons, capture a glimpse of what it’s like to drink coffee in a city at the time the magazine is printed. Coffee helps us chart the geography of our cities. It’s about seeing those cities with fresh eyes, as visitors or long-time residents, and trying to understand what makes them tick.