After water, coffee is the most widely consumed beverage in the world. Drift Volume 12 is a bundle of postcards from a beloved capital of art, culture, romance, history, fashion, and cuisine. But until recently, Paris wasn’t celebrated for its coffee. Fortunately, changing tides have brought an exciting, new coffee culture to Paris’s picturesque alleyways and grand boulevards. This issue peeks behind the old facades and new, that, together with the imagination and passion of Parisians and expats alike, make the City of Lights an emerging destination for serious coffee roasters, brewers, and drinkers.