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Sarah

Sarah

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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I Believe In Velo Coffee Roasters

I watch every coffee-related Kickstarter video anyone sends me; I read them all because I’m so curious about your hopes and dreams. Truth: I’m not always on board. If they’re not well thought out, if you haven’t effectively communicated why achieving your goal would make the world a better place, even … Read more →

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Supersonic Coffee & Its Pioneer Program: Road Trip Movie!

When the team from Northern California-based  Supersonic Coffee debuted the company during the Specialty Coffee Association of America show in 2014, we were hardly the only ones who sat up and took notice. Supersonic’s crew is impressive to say the least: Björg Brend Laird, chief organizer of the Nordic Barista Cup since … Read more →

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Northwest Cup Tasters League In Full Swing!

Barista Mag loves supporting groups and projects like the Northwest Cup Tasters League. I think it’s such a great idea to make parts of your every day job into super fun events. Latte art throwdowns continue to be popular, and I think doing events around cup tasting can be totally … Read more →

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Metric Coffee Is Making Waves in Chicago

I’m always excited to hear about new companies, or companies that are doing really interesting things (sound like you? Shoot me an email and tell me about it! sarah@baristamagazine.com). So I sat up and took note when Xavier Alexander sent me a package of coffees and some information about the … Read more →

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Meet Copper Horse Coffee Roasters

Jesse Harriott’s new project Copper Horse Coffee Roasters to campaign on Kickstarter The friendly face of Jesse Harriott has become a welcome fixture at American coffee trade shows over the years. Jesse volunteers wherever he can. and has became completely instrumental in the growth of Coffee Fest’s America’s Best Coffeehouse … Read more →

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Barista Nation Denver: Exploring The Start-Up Concept

On July 26, Barista Nation Denver will kick off with big-name presenters and topical workshops—all for free I wrote a bigger post about Barista Nation Denver recently here on Barista Magazine’s blog, but I wanted to revisit the topic because the event is soon enough that people—I include myself here—are … Read more →

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Coava Coffee Birthday and Coffee…soap?

Portland’s Coava Coffee Celebrates Its 6th Anniversary, and also releases special coffee soap Happy 6th birthday to our pals at Coava Coffee Roasters here in Portland, Oregon! As one of the darlings of the specialty coffee scene in both the United States and internationally, Coava has had a busy year … Read more →

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10 Minutes With Teresa von Fuchs

Spend 10 minutes with the awesome Teresa von Fuchs 10 Minutes With is our ongoing series where we invite you to take a little time getting to know some of the most interesting people working in coffee around the world. Today we talk with Teresa von Fuchs from Irving Farm Coffee … Read more →

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