Discussing Coffee with Marco Lavazza at the US Open

The fourth generation coffee aficionado on global coffee aesthetics

It’s been a big year for Lavazza. Not only is it their 120th anniversary, they’ve also partnered with the Italian Pavillon at the World Exposition Milan 2015 and expanded their tennis partnerships to include a sponsorship of the US Open. We sat with fourth generation Lavazza family member Marco—the brand’s Vice Chairman—for a match at this year’s tennis event and had the opportunity to learn …

Tennis, Black Excellence and Serena Williams

In her beautifully thoughtful article about Serena Williams for the New York Times, poet and playwright Claudia Rankine profiles the already legendary tennis player and all that she represents. Explaining how Williams is oftentimes reduced to her physicality, beauty, race, behavior or manners, Rankine shows readers how much expectation and pressure is put on Williams, and how she simply refuses to be anything but herself. …

Modern Sportswear from Monreal London

We chat with tennis-playing fashion designer Stefanï Grosse about making functional yet stylish activewear

For all the emphasis placed on fitness these days, between newfangled workouts and wearable tech to help count the daily burn, the appropriate apparel hasn’t become any more advanced. There’s an obvious dearth of innovative, design-conscious activewear: women are still stuck with plain basics, like black leggings and loose fitting tees in a limited set of neon colorsthough some brands “dare” to experiment with blue …