Drift Magazine: San Francisco


Hey guys ~

So! The latest issue of Drift Magazine was released a couple weeks ago and let me just say, It's extremely hard to find on the east side of Michigan. I called all of the local barnes and nobles and they had no insight on getting them anytime soon. One day, I was on my way home from Harless + Hugh and decided to stop into the barnes and noble and low and behold, there lay the latest issue of the magazine. I picked it up as if it was a face up penny and made my way to the cash register. 

I've been a follower of Drift ever since they released their first issue and I continually watch their adventures through their instagram. Oh the day that I get to work with them on a feature will be the day where I buy the inhabitants of a coffee shop a cup of coffee on me.


Let's get into this new issue shall we?

Here's more about Drift:

Coffee sits in the background of some of the most important moments in our lives: the first time we told new friends we’d like to get to know them better, a second date, a business meeting, a passion project completed, a time we caught up with long-lost loved ones after years apart. More than anything else, coffee is tied to a sense of place and a sense of community.

Drift is about coffee, the people who drink it, and the cities they inhabit. Our collection of writers and photographers, alongside coffee shop owners, baristas, streetcart vendors, and patrons, capture a glimpse of what it’s like to drink coffee in a city at the time the magazine is printed. Each issue highlights a different city.

It’s about wandering the streets aimlessly, cup of coffee in hand, and learning more about what a place has to offer, whether you’ve been there for 25 minutes or 25 years. Coffee helps us chart the geography of our cities. It’s about seeing those cities with fresh eyes, as visitors or long-time residents, and trying to understand what makes them tick.


First things first: The gold type is absolutely amazing. As a designer, whenever I see some foiling, embossing, debossing, and or any other weird printing technique, I swoon over the details. It's the small things y'all. The latest issue features San Francisco's coffee culture with talking to the CEO of Blue Bottle Coffee, how surfing has influenced coffee culture in SF, the invention of the kalita wave, and there's also a plethora of recipes in the issue as well. As always, the photography is absolutely stunning. A coffee lover's passion all swept up into one issue. 


If you guys would like to pick up an issue of Drift and or follow along on their journey, here are their social media links. 

Website + Instagram + Facebook + Twitter 


Talk to you soon