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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.

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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10 Minutes With Holly Perry

Holly Perry Director of Retail Operations Klatch Coffee, Inc. Upland, California What other coffee jobs have you had?  Working in the family business and beginning at such a young age, I essentially worked my way from the bottom up. I started out at the age of 6 sweeping the bean … Read more →

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10 Minutes With Alexander Ruas

Alexander Ruas Coach for Swedish National Barista Team & Creative Coffee Consultant Stockholm, Sweden What other coffee jobs have you had? I’ve always been a freelance/consultant coffee dude but I’ve shared my office with Drop Coffee before Drop even existed. I pulled my fair share of shots and brewed my … Read more →

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10 Minutes With Jessica Godfrey

Jessica Godfrey Marketing Manager ACME & CO cups & Development Manager New Zealand Specialty Coffee Association Wellington, New Zealand What other coffee jobs have you had? I haven’t had very many jobs actually! I graduated from University (Law and Arts degrees, admitted to the bar as a barrister and solicitor … Read more →

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10 Minutes With Sam Penix

Sam Penix Owner Everyman Espresso New York, NY What other coffee jobs have you had? The job I’m most proud of is Bingo Caller, which did include running instant coffees out to the elderly. However, we both know that’s not the coffee I serve today. I started my career, I … Read more →

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TNT Northwest 2014 Schedule Announced!

We are thrilled to be an official sponsor of the Thursday Night Throwdowns taking place in the Northwest for another year! Big props go to Panda of Espresso Parts for taking the lead hand in organizing these TNTs, which folks in the Northwest have come to look forward to on … Read more →

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