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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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Refresher: Preventative Maintenance

As many of your are off work this week, we thought we’d take the opportunity to give you some reading material—save it for later if you want. No matter how experienced you are, or how much of a newbie you may be, every coffee professional needs to stay fresh on … Read more →

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Backflushing Refresher Course!

I got an email from a barista last night who was having trouble some issues with backflushing: I have a 5 group head La Marzocco and I daily backflush with water and detergent. I now know there is a huge debate on backflushing with/without the screen. That ISN’T my question. … Read more →

Third Rail's reaping for the East Coast with a TNT to raise money for a worthy cause.

Happy Holiday TNTs in the NW, SE, and NE!

For those of you who celebrate Christmas, it kind of means, whether you’re working or not, that it’s a whole holiday week—this year, falling between December 23 and December 27. And even if you don’t celebrate Christmas, you likely enjoy this more relaxed pace, when lots of people are off … Read more →

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