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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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3 Cheers for Swedish Regional Barista Champ Alexander Ruas!

We would love to publish news of more regional barista competitions happening around the world—it ain’t all about the United States, ya know! So when our old friend—and Barista Magazine contributor—Alexander Ruas won the Eastern Regional Swedish Barista Cup yesterday, I was excited to share the news here on our blog! … Read more →

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10 Minutes With Ricardo Pereira

Ricardo Pereira Specialty Coffee Manager Ally Coffee Fort Lauderdale, Florida & Co-owner Due South Coffee Roasters Greenville, South Carolina What other coffee jobs have you had? I started in coffee in the summer of 2008. That’s when I launched BRASC Coffee Importers focusing on specialty green coffee beans from my … Read more →

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10 Minutes With Houston Miller

Houston Miller Lead Barista Trainer Quills Coffee Louisville, Kentucky What other coffee jobs have you had?  Surprisingly enough, this is my only coffee job I’ve ever had, and I couldn’t be happier. What’s your favorite part about working in coffee? It’s always evolving and always a challenge. There’s practically never … Read more →

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Ka’u Coffee Is Something to Celebrate

For a lot of people in the specialty-coffee industry, the only significant Hawaiian coffee they had ever heard of was Kona—until a few years ago, that is. In 2011, Pete Licata won the United States Barista Championship, and took 2nd in the World Barista Championship, using coffee from Rusty’s Hawaiian … Read more →

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10 Minutes With David Walsh

David Walsh R&D Manager Marco Beverage Systems Dublin, Ireland What other coffee jobs have you had? I’ve never really had any other proper job “in coffee.” What’s your favorite part about working in coffee?   About 4 or 5 years ago, I was attending a Speciality Coffee Association of Europe … Read more →

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Day 2 At the Big Western: Minute By Minute!

Barista Mag Publisher Ken Olson is in Los Angeles today at the Big Western Barista Competition and Brewer’s Cup, and he’s having a blast! Here are photos from his exploits so far…                              

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More Photos Straight Outta the Big W in L.A.!

One of our on-the-ground photographers, Hector Coronado of Linea Caffe, shot me these awesome photos from yesterday at the Big Western—which has just started Day 2’s action right now in L.A.! To watch the show live, go HERE! To see more photos of all the people, contests, and fun, go … Read more →

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