Da Matteo, Sweden

Behind the scenes with the Scandinavian craft coffee pioneer

It might be a surprise to hear that Scandinavia consumes more coffee per capita than any other region in the world. On a recent trip to Sweden’s second largest city, Gothenburg—a cultural mosaic port city on the country’s (relatively) balmy southern archipelago—we were lucky enough to meet with Sweden’s godfather of craft coffee, Matts Johansson, who founded the city’s globally ranked coffee roaster and cafe, …

Word of Mouth: Cairo

Sailing, cocktails and watching the sun set between the pyramids in the metropolis on the Nile

by Laila Gohar While Egypt continues to make headlines for a revolution which led to the ouster of a nearly 30-year-old political regime, the sprawling megacity has a thriving underground scene that beats and buzzes with energy around the clock. The city—once a cultural hub for the region—is a marriage of old a new, with pharaonic treasures and ancient world heritage sites existing alongside medieval …

Word of Mouth: Nicosia

Tap into the humming art and café scene bubbling up from Cyprus' ancient capital

by Emily Millett While the newly appointed government of Cyprus struggles to save the island’s economy with another bailout plan with the EU, deep in the heart of the tiny capital of Nicosia, a pulse still beats loud and strong. Pounding to the rhythm of determined non-conformity and anti-establishment nonchalance, this energy fuels the campaign for urban revitalization and cultural evolution, helping to make Nicosia …