Word of Mouth: Amman

Hidden boutiques, no-nonsense falafel, arts outposts and more in Jordan's capital

By Emily Millett Surprisingly edgy and forward-thinking, Amman—the capital and largest city of Jordan—is cruising confidently along the cusp between contemporary vision and deep-seated Arabic tradition. Evident in its cuisine, lifestyle and vibrant emerging arts scene, the often-bypassed capital city is a perfect choice for young culture vultures seeking a taste of real Arabia with an unconventional twist. Here, a handful of places that make …

Martins Cafe

The young Brazilian brand aims to legitimize flavored coffee

Inside the colorful cardboard boxes by Martins Cafe, you’d expect to find retro wind-up toys. However, once you tear off a flap from the robot-printed package you’re hit with the rich smell of ground coffee instead. The unexpected element marks the idea behind the playful presentation of Brazil’s Martins Cafe, a young brand of specialty coffee which comes in five varieties —cardamon, anise, cinnamon, nutmeg …