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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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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 →

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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