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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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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 →

Anastasia and the Moai at Easter Island. The only thing she doesn't like about traveling for coffee? Being away from her two beloved dogs, Sherlock and Ruby, and her husband, Rob.
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10 Minutes With Anastasia Chovan

Anastasia Chovan Director of Business & Brand Development  & Barista Nation events Unic Seattle, Washington What other coffee jobs have you had? My first job in coffee was as a barista at Stauf’s Coffee Roasters, Columbus, Ohio.  I moved to Seattle to be the Northwest Regional Sales Manager at Espresso Specialists … Read more →

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10 Minutes With Sean Kohmescher

Sean Kohmescher CEO Temple Coffee Roasters Sacramento, California What other coffee jobs have you had? I had a lawn-mowing business growing up while growing up in Edmond, Oklahoma; Coffee making for a café in San Diego (not quite a barista, since I wasn’t trained), and I waited tables at a … Read more →

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DC Independents Unite!

The recently announced debut of the DC Disloyalty Card—which is a business card-sized note that earns card-holders discounts at some of Washington, D.C.’s best coffeehouses—has made big news, landing coverage in The Washington Post and The Guardian UK. And it should get good press—this is a really cool thing. The … Read more →

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10 Minutes With Zaida Mikayla Dedolph

Zaida Mikayla Dedolph Retail Manager, Old Town Intelligentsia Coffee Chicago, Illinois What other coffee jobs have you had? Director of Operations at Time Bandits LLC (the parent company for Halfwit Coffee Roasters, the Wormhole Coffee, and Fritz Pastry), Chicago, Illinois Coffee Bar Manager at Frank Restaurant, Austin, Texas Barista at … Read more →

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10 Minutes with Steve Kessler

Steve Kessler Director of Wholesale Operations Anodyne Coffee Roasting Company Milwaukee, Wisconsin What other coffee jobs have you had? I’ve done a little bit of everything really. I was a barista/sandwich guy at Bagels & More in Beloit, Wisc., about 15 years ago (yikes). Then I worked for Red Rock Foods … Read more →

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Caffeine Crawling in Sunny San Diego

I envy you—you know who you are. You’re the people signed up to attend the Caffeine Crawl in San Diego on Saturday, January 25. Not only are you going to catch some serious Vitamin D in one of the most beautiful locales on the planet, but you’re going to visit … Read more →

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Java the Hop: Coffee Beer Oregon-style!

My friend Matt Brown at Coava Coffee Roasters in Portland, Ore., just let me in on some sweet news: Coava has partnered with one of our favorite Oregon brewers, Fort George, out of Astoria, to create a single origin coffee IPA called Java the Hop. I’m stoked! Personally, IPA is … Read more →

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