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Sarah Allen is co-founder and editor of Barista Magazine, the international trade magazine for coffee professionals. A passionate advocate for baristas, quality, and the coffee community, Sarah has traveled widely to research stories, interact with readers, and present on a variety of topics affecting specialty coffee. She also loves animals, swimming, ice cream, and living in Portland, Oregon.

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Got Summer Plans? Intern in Tanzania at Songwa Coffee Estates

Through a partnership with La Marzocco, Mahlkönig, and Probat, Songwa Coffee Estates Offers Paid Summer Internship in 2015 BY SARAH ALLEN I’ll never forget the magical week I spent at the Songwa Estates in Tanzania in 2009. The partnership between La Marzocco, Mahlkönig, and Probat supports the Songwa coffee lands … Read more →

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Introducing Crowlers, and Cuvee’s Sputnik Coffee Beer

Chalk this one up on the long list of reasons I wish I lived closer to Austin, Texas. Last week, the beer-and-coffee loving Mike McKim—owner of Cuvée Coffee in Austin—hosted a Sputnik Release Party at the Cuvée Coffee Bar. Sputnik is a coffee beer collaboration Mike created with Austin Beerworks; … Read more →

Have you ever been to the Blue Bottle cafe at the Mint? Then you'll find this as eerily amazing as I do.

Reimagining the Café… in Legos

Reason #38,965 why I love coffee people: They do stuff like build Lego models of espresso machines. I was recently in the sunny San Francisco Bay Area for a family visit and also a chance to catch up with some of my old coffee pals; Stephen Vick, who buys coffee … Read more →

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