Archive for November, 2014

  • kronotrop

    November 11th, 2014

    1 Gizem & Logo Cup copy

    ROASTERY-1 copy-1

    Umut-latté art copy

    I have a confession to make. Wait … I have two confessions to make. One, I have neglected the blog a bit lately and for that I am genuinely sorry, so I hope today’s post helps rectify my shabby behaviour. Two, I have an addiction.

    My addiction led to wanton coffee consumption all across Istanbul. Worse, not all of that coffee was virtuous. To be honest, much of it was downright awful. You see, I did not know the origin of my espressos and lattes. And, yes, I am ashamed. Fortunately, a little over two years ago, I met a coffee snob who helped reform me. I am a new man, thanks to Çagatay Gülabioğlu. In coffee, once more, I trust.

    ROASTERY-6 green beaning copy

    ROASTERY-2 Turgut copy-1

    ROASTERY-8 freshly roasted copy

    ROASTERY-9 fresh roast beans copy-1

    Thanks to Çagatay’s high standards, he drew the attention of Mr Mehmet Gürs, top chef and the founder of Istanbul Food and Beverage Group, who has since become involved as a patron of coffee excellence. My own personal stake in this story is that I have had the pleasure of doing a couple of photo shoots with the new Kronotrop gang, both at their Cihangir shop location and their roastery, and truly enjoyed myself witnessing the processes involved to brew a worthy cup.

    Perhaps to some coffee seems like a rather mundane affair, but in all seriousness, I really like to explore the processes and the degree of attention which the people who work together to bring me — and, I hope, you too — a much better cup of coffee. Think of all the different people a single cup of coffee connects. It’s the attention to detail and the eagerness to share a better experience which I can relate to and inspires me in my work.

    Above and below are some of the keepers and outtakes from the shoots.

    home coffee vac bags

    ESPRESSO-4 grinding-1

    Behind counter - Gizem copy

    behind espresso x 2 copy

    Nicaragua Beans copy

    ESPRESSO-8 copy-1

    Smiling Max copy

    espresso & flat white copy