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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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Introducing Crowlers, and Cuvee’s Sputnik Coffee Beer

Chalk this one up on the long list of reasons I wish I lived closer to Austin, Texas. Last week, the beer-and-coffee loving Mike McKim—owner of Cuvée Coffee in Austin—hosted a Sputnik Release Party at the Cuvée Coffee Bar. Sputnik is a coffee beer collaboration Mike created with Austin Beerworks; … Read more →

Have you ever been to the Blue Bottle cafe at the Mint? Then you'll find this as eerily amazing as I do.

Reimagining the Café… in Legos

Reason #38,965 why I love coffee people: They do stuff like build Lego models of espresso machines. I was recently in the sunny San Francisco Bay Area for a family visit and also a chance to catch up with some of my old coffee pals; Stephen Vick, who buys coffee … Read more →

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Coffee Joulies: An Engineered Solution to Cooling Coffee

We love how many brainiacs there are in the specialty-coffee community who have ideas others might think are wild and crazy, but who forge ahead with confidence that they can make their dreams a reality. The two Daves who invented Coffee Joulies are some of those brains. Dave Petrillo and Dave … Read more →

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I Believe In Velo Coffee Roasters

I watch every coffee-related Kickstarter video anyone sends me; I read them all because I’m so curious about your hopes and dreams. Truth: I’m not always on board. If they’re not well thought out, if you haven’t effectively communicated why achieving your goal would make the world a better place, even … Read more →

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