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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 “Skip” Colombo

David “Skip” Colombo Senior Account MGR Stumptown Coffee Roasters Portland, Oregon What other coffee jobs have you had? 1990-1994 Espresso Royale Cafe, East Lansing, Michigan: barista, shift supervisor 1994-1995 Coffee Exchange, West Bloomfield, Birmingham, and Royal Oak, Michigan: store and general manager 1995-1996 Starbucks, Portland, Oregon: store manager 1997-2007 The … Read more →

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10 Minutes With Marty Roe

Marty Roe Co-owner Service Call LLC & About The Coffee Kansas City, Missouri What other coffee jobs have you had? In April of 2003, after spending 20 years with the KC Royals Baseball, I decided it was time to peek around and see what other opportunities might be out there … Read more →

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10 Minutes With Lindsay Lee

Lindsay Lee
 Customer Support and Wholesale Trainer
 Counter Culture Coffee
 Asheville, North Carolina (header photo by Sarajane Case) What other coffee jobs have you had?  These are vast and varied. When I spent time in India at an ashram off the coast of Kerala, I fixed up an old espresso … Read more →

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Visit Ethiopia—Literally Or Figuratively

I was excited when our friend and Barista Magazine contributor and copy editor Erin Meister introduced me to Sam Saverance recently because Sam is up to some really incredible coffee things. He’s bringing Ethiopia to Bushwick, believe it or not. Sam’s partner, Liyuw is Ethiopian, and because of their love … Read more →

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10 Minutes With Gerra Harrigan

Gerra Harrigan Trader InterAmerican Coffee Boston, Massachusetts What other coffee jobs have you had? When I was 15, I got a job at a coffee shop about four miles from my house. It was the Coffee Exchange in Providence, Rhode Island, and it was run and owned by Bill Fishbein … Read more →

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10 Minutes With James Tooill

James Tooill Roaster, Profile Developer, QC, Barista Trainer Argo Sons Coffee Louisville, Kentucky What other coffee jobs have you had? I started as a barista at the Dripolator Coffeehouse in Black Mountain. North Carolina. I was lucky to start there just as the owner, Amy V. Carroll, was bringing the … Read more →

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10 Minutes With Bj Davis

BJ DAVIS CO-OWNER BEE COFFEE ROASTERS, INC. INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA What other coffee jobs have you had? Coffee Zone, Indianapolis; Trainer, General Manager Cafe@Ray, Indianapolis; Barista/Baker Stanton Coffee, Indianapolis; Sales/Barista/Consultant What’s your favorite part about working in coffee? I have met so many interesting people who have become my friends.  We … Read more →

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Lots ‘O Latte Art News

There’s a heck of a lot going on in the world of latte art right now, and we want to keep you informed! So here are two of the most timely items on the docket: 1) The bracket for the Coffee Fest Latte Art Championship in New York (March 7–9), … Read more →

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Scandinavian Coffee Beers

I’m totally obsessing on coffee beers lately. We have plenty to choose from in the United States, but do you ever wonder what specialty roasters are doing abroad? When it comes to beer, they’re doing lots! Here are three coffee beers we’re salivating over right now: WET DREAM by Evil … Read more →

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10 Minutes With Nathan Hoida

Nathan Hoida Coffee Quality Manager Colectivo Coffee Milwaukee, Wisconsin What other coffee jobs have you had? I began working with coffee in 2003 at Blue Moon Coffee Co., a small Alterra Coffee (the former name of Colectivo Coffee) account in Neenah, Wisconsin. My girlfriend, now wife(!), Amy convinced the owner, … Read more →

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