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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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Introducing Scout Coffee, San Luis Obispo’s Hottest New Café

SCOUT COFFEE 1130 Garden Street San Luis Obispo, California WEBSITE Seriously, we’re not writing about this cafe because we love how similar the name is to Barista Magazine’s app; I’ve been following the progress of this coffeehouse located in Southern California’s San Luis Obispo ever since it was an unnamed … Read more →

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10 Minutes With Jason Burton

Jason Burton LAB tech The LAB Kansas City, Missouri & Portland, Oregon What other coffee jobs have you had? Made the fashion and music graphic design career jump from NYC to The Roasterie in Kansas City. That was late 2004. I had a 3+ year stint there as the Marketing … Read more →

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The Origin of Geisha

One of the most beautiful parts of being in the coffee industry is the magic and mystery that surrounds so much coffee history. And while we will never know if Kaldi’s goats really danced, we might be closer to finding out the truth behind coffee’s other great legend: the origin … Read more →

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The February+March 2014 Issue of Barista Magazine is Here!

Happy February, guys! We are so super stoked to introduce the newest issue of Barista Magazine, our February+March 2014 volume! Who’s that handsome guy in paradise on the cover, you ask? Why, that’s Victor Delpierre, who is the reigning World Coffee In Good Spirits Champion. An accomplished bartender and passionate … Read more →

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10 Minutes With Dale Harris

Dale Harris Director of Wholesale HasBean Coffee United Kingdom What other coffee jobs have you had? Boring, boring—all in the UK. Coffee Trainer then Director of Coffee for United Coffee Company. I previously worked for a chain in a variety of roles. Before that, I worked in fashion retail training—I … Read more →

This shot was taken on a civet farm just outside Surabaya, Indonesia.

Stop Civet Cat Abuse

We all make fun of kopi luwak, or “poop coffee,” which is the coffee that is eaten by the Asian palm civet, then excreted, washed, and sold for exorbitant prices based pretty much on the kitsch factor—I’ve never met a coffee professional who has recommended this coffee. It’s neither good … Read more →

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Get Your Coffee Science On!

The Specialty Coffee Association of America just released a volume of super nerdy and extra awesome coffee science stuff. We love it! The book includes an extensive glossary of coffee and coffee science terms, as well as some cool charts and beautiful illustrations. From the press release: The Coffee Biology … Read more →

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