Latte Art with Nicely Abel Alameda

Inside the world of latte art with one of the coffee community’s nicest baristas

A man who lives up to his nickname, Nicely Abel Alameda has dedicated himself to his career in coffee. So dedicated, in fact, that he sports coffee logo tattoos commemorating the three companies he has worked for. While working at Espresso Vivace in Seattle, Nicely’s competition-level latte art skills caught the attention of barista champion Kyle Glanville, resulting in Nicely heading south to Los Angeles …

Five Elephant

Kris Schackman and Sophie Weigensamer are redefining how Berliners take their coffee

by Jason Kenny There’s a corner of Berlin where three canals meet, separating the über desirable Kreuzberg, the increasingly trendy Neukölln and the largely ignored Treptow. While one of the canals between Kreuzberg and Treptow once served as a part of the Berlin Wall, dividing East and West, the neighborhood today is a much more open-minded. One place reflecting the zeal of this progressive community …

Kaffismidja Islands Coffee

A superior cup of coffee from Reykjavik's creative community's shop of choice

At home or in the office our day begins with the all-important cup of coffee, so even when we’re on the road we’re not willing to compromise. While in Reykjavik for DesignMarch we were tipped off to Kaffismidja Íslands, the local’s coffee shop of choice. As one of the first dedicated coffee shops and roasteries in Iceland, Kaffimidja helped pave the way without straying from …