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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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Coffee Joulies: An Engineered Solution to Cooling Coffee

We love how many brainiacs there are in the specialty-coffee community who have ideas others might think are wild and crazy, but who forge ahead with confidence that they can make their dreams a reality. The two Daves who invented Coffee Joulies are some of those brains. Dave Petrillo and Dave … Read more →

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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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