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Humans of coffee: Ed Berman

Who is Ed Berman? Ed Berman is a man obsessed with ritual. He makes a chemex twice a day, every day (the first when he gets into the office and the second after lunch); he reads and writes (he’s a lawyer but really thinks of his vocation as the dissection and incantation of words); and if you don’t spot him in Illovo on a Thursday night with a beer (black label or craft) and camera (Sony RX-100 or Nexus 6P) in hand, something terrible has happened. It recently occurred to him that he measures his life by the repetition of good experiences. The act of crafting the current moment has become his ritual, and this is what makes him tick. What is your best childhood memory? I have been lucky enough to have been born a twin and so I have had a best friend since the womb in the form of enthusiastic Joburg-based coffee anthropologist Abby Berman. It seems strange to say but I don’t have one “one” single defining best childhood memory – all I can attest to is that Abby was definitely there. Image …