FF Kava started out as a free typeface called Kaffeesatz, published by Yanone in 2004 during the early stages of his type designing career. The bold weight was reminiscent of coffee house grotesk typefaces from the 1920s, while the lighter versions were supposed to bridge the gap to contemporary type design. The current FF Kava family is a carefully revised, more rounded version of the old Kaffeesatz fonts. A black weight has been added, as well as small caps and more figure sets. Italics were also designed, to enhance the family’s usefulness. The result is a more attractive modern and soft sans serif type family.