Michal Molcan in conversation with Stephen Leighton

Keith Parkins
Jun 4, 2017 · 2 min read
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Standart issue 6

Michal Molcan editor-in-chief of Standart.

Stephen Leighton coffee roaster at Hasbean.

No background in coffee, no background in publishing, Michal Molcan editor-in-chief and founder of Standart decided one day to launch a quarterly book on coffee culture. I call it a book, if I call it a magazine, it does not do Standart justice.

No previous experience of coffee necessary to appreciate Standart.

Prior to Standart, and in part that was what gave him the idea, Michal Molcan organised and still does, a coffee festival in Bratislava. Not a trade festival, a cultural festival involving coffee.

Michal Molcan commissions the articles, but does not write himself, his only written contribution, a letter from the editor.

Launched this year, there is now a Japanese edition of Standart.

Yours truly initiated this on-line publication The Little Bicycle Coffee Shop in a similar way. Conversations with others, it was decided to launch an on-line publication dedicated to coffee culture, non-technical, no gimmicks or trends.

In part the inspiration for the germ of the idea was Standart.

Apologies: Had this podcast been on soundcloud or mixcloud or bandcamp, it would have been possible to embed, but not possible. Please therefore check out the link below, Tamper Tantrum No 81, to listen to the podcast.

The Little Bicycle Coffee Shop

Musings on all things coffee and occasionally tea

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