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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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Meet Copper Horse Coffee Roasters

Jesse Harriott’s new project Copper Horse Coffee Roasters to campaign on Kickstarter The friendly face of Jesse Harriott has become a welcome fixture at American coffee trade shows over the years. Jesse volunteers wherever he can. and has became completely instrumental in the growth of Coffee Fest’s America’s Best Coffeehouse … Read more →

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Barista Nation Denver: Exploring The Start-Up Concept

On July 26, Barista Nation Denver will kick off with big-name presenters and topical workshops—all for free I wrote a bigger post about Barista Nation Denver recently here on Barista Magazine’s blog, but I wanted to revisit the topic because the event is soon enough that people—I include myself here—are … Read more →

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Coava Coffee Birthday and Coffee…soap?

Portland’s Coava Coffee Celebrates Its 6th Anniversary, and also releases special coffee soap Happy 6th birthday to our pals at Coava Coffee Roasters here in Portland, Oregon! As one of the darlings of the specialty coffee scene in both the United States and internationally, Coava has had a busy year … Read more →

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10 Minutes With Teresa von Fuchs

Spend 10 minutes with the awesome Teresa von Fuchs 10 Minutes With is our ongoing series where we invite you to take a little time getting to know some of the most interesting people working in coffee around the world. Today we talk with Teresa von Fuchs from Irving Farm Coffee … Read more →

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All Your Start-Up Questions Answered: Barista Nation Denver

Here’s a promise: Barista Nation Denver is going to be absolutely epic.  If you guys know Barista Magazine then you know how much we love and support the amazing organization, Barista Nation, which travels the world hosting educational events for coffee professionals that bring together industry leaders in intimate settings … Read more →

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Handsome Goes Blue Bottle: How It’s All Shaking Down

In one of the biggest pieces of coffee industry news this year, Blue Bottle Coffee acquired Handsome Coffee Roasters as well as Tonx on April 7. All companies involved are beloved in the specialty-coffee community, and we know a lot of people have been eager to know how the changes are … Read more →

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My Coffee Box: A Personalized Coffee Subscription Service

In case you don’t know him, Chad Bledsoe is one of the brightest and most determined young baristas in Portland, Oregon. I see him at all the local barista events and Thursday Night Throwdowns, and he’s almost always ranking pretty high up there, if not winning the whole thing.: he … Read more →

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Introducing La Marzocco’s Academia Project

One of the coolest things I saw at the Melbourne International Coffee Expo in Australia last week was the design for La Marzocco’s Academia Project. Tom Beaumont, who is the general manager of La Marzocco Australia, was excited to show it to me when I stopped by the booth. As … Read more →

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