E5 Bakehouse

Our interview with the man behind Hackney's delicious sourdough invasion

Chances are if you’ve eaten at one of East London’s more discerning restaurants of late, you’ve come across delicious sourdough bread baked at e5 Bakehouse. Tucked under one of the brick railway arches lining London Fields, the bakery is the work of Ben Mackinnon, who built the enterprise from scratch just over two years ago. Now, he and a team of artisans bake more than …

Toby’s Estate Williamsburg

Intense coffee knowledge in a casual environment at a new cafe in Brooklyn

The Third Wave Coffee movement is all about taking the bean and beverage to new levels of consideration, placing huge importance on sourcing, roasting and then brewing. As we could see on a tour of their soon-to-open Brooklyn location, Australian outfit Toby’s Estate Coffee seems to be fully on board, but founder Toby Smith is serious about keeping pure enjoyment at the forefront. Smith’s laid-back …

Coffee Lab

Sao Paulo's micro-roastery embraces the evolution of coffee culture in South America

While the U.S. is going through an artisanal coffee movement, Brazil—already the world’s largest producer of coffee—is seeing a revolution of its own, with shops like Sao Paulo’s new Coffee Lab at its center. Working with one roasting machine and a crew outfitted in jumpsuits inspired by mechanics’ uniforms, Coffee Lab turns out almost 2,000 pounds of roasted beans per month in a former residence …