Merlin Jobst is a freelance writer and documentary researcher, specialising in food & drink, sustainability, queer and underground culture, and occasionally music. They have contributed features to the Observer, across the VICE platforms,  Somesuch Stories,  Huck magazine, and more. Merlin lives in Hackney, and studies Politics, Philosophy & History at Birkbeck, University of London.

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Merlin’s candidly titled guidebook to coffee drinks, Coffee Drinks (published by Ryland, Peters & Small Ltd, 2017) can be ordered online and found in most bookshops.

(thanks to @PaperstyleBooks for this photo)