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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.

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10 Minutes With Todd Mackey

Todd Mackey QC Coordinator & Trainer InterAmerican Coffee/Coffee Solutions Hopedale, Massachusetts What other coffee jobs have you had? Customer Support Manager, New Harvest Coffee Roasters, Pawtucket, Rhode Island Retail Operations Manager, Olga’s, Providence, Rhode Island What’s your favorite part about working in coffee? Hands down, the people. I have met … Read more →

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10 Minutes with Shawn Steiman

Shawn Steiman, PhD Coffee Scientist and Owner/Consultant Coffea Consulting Honolulu, Hawaii & Owner and Chief Science Officer Daylight Mind Coffee Company Kailua-Kona, Hawaii What other coffee jobs have you had?  Barista at Toto’s Coffee & Cafe in Mission, Kansas. They closed years ago—I’m not sure they ever had a website! … Read more →

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SCAA Symposium Fellowships: Apply Now

When the Specialty Coffee Association of America debuted Symposium a few years ago as an intense educational track to be held in conjunction with the annual SCAA Conference & Expo, reaction was mixed. While many applauded the addition of forum where coffee professionals could really dig their heels into the … Read more →

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10 Minutes With Heather Ringwood

Heather Ringwood Business Development, Customer Support Espresso Parts Olympia, Washington What other coffee jobs have you had? I worked at Batdorf & Bronson Coffee Roasters for 16 years and held a lot of job titles there, the last one being Operations Director. I started as a barista there when we … Read more →

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The First Great Specialty Cafe in Milan

When I was in Milan, Italy, last October for La Marzocco’s Out of the Box event, a new cafe had just opened up pretty close by called Taglio. I heard the name bandied about a whole lot the first day of the event—seems everyone was excited about it because it … Read more →

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10 Minutes With Jonathan Rubinstein

Jonathan Rubinstein Founder Joe New York City & Philadelphia What other coffee jobs have you had? Not a one. Unless you count my first job as an assistant to a talent agent where I ran out and got him a lot of coffee. Or the coffee I served at Chic-fil-A … Read more →

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10 Minutes With Sam Schroeder

Sam Schroeder Retail Director & Co-Owner Olympia Coffee Roasting Co. Olympia, Washington What other coffee jobs have you had? Java Bean, Barista, 2000–2003, Seattle, Washington Olympia Coffee Roasting Co., basically every title at one point or another, 2004–present, Olympia, Washington What’s your favorite part about working in coffee? First off, … Read more →

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