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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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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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Photos & Fun from the Big Western in L.A.!

Thanks to Sam Penix and Rita Kaminsky, we have loads of great photos to share with you from all the action at today’s Big Western Barista Competition & Brewers Cup events! Check ‘em out! And be sure to come back tomorrow for loads more!             … Read more →

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10 Minutes With Christian Klatt

Christian Klatt Product Manager MAHLKÖNIG and Ditting (Companies of Hemro Group) Hamburg, Germany What other coffee jobs have you had? I started 2004 as a barista at Double Eye in Berlin-Schöneberg, a very small espresso bar where you could get the best coffee in Berlin. Arno Schmeil, best boss I … Read more →

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10 Minutes With Nolan Hirte

Nolan Hirte Owner and Founder Proud Mary Melbourne, Australia What other coffee jobs have you had? Before Proud Mary, I was a partner in a cafe called Liar Liar, also in Melbourne. This was back in 2007, and it was at the beginning of the third wave for Australia. Back … Read more →

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10 Minutes With Greg Lefcourt

Greg Lefcourt Director of Retail Operations/Co-Owner OZO Coffee Company Boulder, Colorado What other coffee jobs have you had?  • Barista at Our Daily Bread in Santa Barbara, California, summer of 2000 (my first job with coffee!) • Barista at Vic’s Espresso in Boulder, Colorado, 2003–2005 • Barista at Allison Espresso … Read more →

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Registration OPEN for NW Coffee Educators’ Summit, Seattle

Are you a coffee educator/barista trainer based in the Pacific Northwest who is looking to learn some new techniques, brush up on your skills, and get to know other educators in the area? Then sign up for the first ever Northwest Coffee Educators’ Summit already! This grassroots event is completely … Read more →

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